Meet the newest member of the Fair Trade Campaigns team!

Kylie Nealis June 22, 2015

Hi everyone!

I’m Kylie, the new National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities (FTCU) with Fair Trade Campaigns. I couldn’t be more excited to step into this new role!

10610786_10101527200664488_6336368900705766038_nMy passion for social, economic and environmental justice first arose in high school, when I spent five years living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. My interests evolved through my undergraduate education and work experience. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2010 with a BA in Community Studies & Politics. Since then, I’ve worked with non-profit organizations like Global Exchange and, most recently, Sierra Club. When I worked at Global Exchange in San Francisco, CA from 2011-13, I led a campaign to raise awareness around Fair Trade Chocolate during Halloween and I also worked in a Fair Trade store. It was during this time that I built my understanding of Fair Trade and became aware of the positive impacts that Fair Trade has on farmers and artisans around the world.

I’ve always enjoyed organizing and I’m looking forward to collaborating with student organizers, faculty and food service providers on campuses across the country to grow the Fair Trade movement! In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, traveling and practicing my Spanish.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions or just to say hello!




National Organizer, Fair Trade Colleges & Universities


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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.