As a second-year student at San Diego State University pursuing majors in International Studies and Marketing, Sarah is dedicated to giving back to the San Diego community and beyond. After learning about Fair Trade in August of 2016, she has pledged to shop only from secondhand stores and Fair Trade companies. She is passionate about children’s literacy, refugee rights, and slow fashion. In her free time, you will find her relaxing on the beach reading a good book, cooking vegan meals, exploring San Diego with friends, or volunteering at her favorite non-profit, Traveling Stories. Following graduation, Sarah hopes to teach English abroad, obtain a master’s degree in International Affairs, and pursue a career with a social enterprise or non-profit company.
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.