Jacquie Martin is pursuing her Masters degree in Organizational Leadership at Manhattan College. Jacquie was first introduced to Fair Trade as an undergraduate student at Saint Mary’s College of California. There she was part of the Fair Trade certification committee for the college and helped to organize Fair Trade education events on campus. While attending Saint Mary’s she participated in a social justice immersion, “The Human Cost of Food” in Salinas, California where she learned more about food justice issues going on here in the US. She spent the last two years as a Lasallian Volunteer, serving low income senior citizens at Serviam Gardens in the Bronx, NY. Jacquie is looking forward to growing and sharing the Fair Trade movement in the Mid Atlantic Region.
Kylie Nealis, National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities
Kylie brings over 5 years of community organizing and non-profit experience to Fair Trade USA, previously working with Global Exchange and Sierra Club. At Global Exchange she took on a variety of roles including Community Rights Program Associate, Fair Trade Campaign Coordinator, Fair Trade Store Sales Associate and Interim Director of Operations. For the past two years she worked in the Executive Office at Sierra Club providing support to C-level staff and the Board of Directors. Kylie is knowledgeable and passionate about Fair Trade, climate and energy issues, human rights and social and economic justice. Kylie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies and Politics. She also lived in Thailand for 5 years and is conversational in Thai and learning Spanish. In her free time, Kylie enjoys being outdoors, hiking and traveling.