Lead for Change Blog

Kasey Main

November 23, 2022

Kasey has worked in the food and retail industry for nine years, beginning as a cashier in 2014 and currently serving as the Communications Coordinator for a small food co-op in San Luis Obispo, CA. Developing a love and passion for fair trade foods and sustainability along the way, Kasey is now the President of […]

Kathy Strong Langolf

November 23, 2022

Kathy Strong Langolf is the Special Events Manager and Multicultural Club/Fair Trade University Club Advisor at UW Oshkosh-Fond du Lac Campus in Wisconsin. UWO was the first Fair Trade University and the Fond du Lac Campus is the 38th to join.  Kathy proud to be part of the original team that drove that campaign forward. […]

Becca Cox

November 23, 2022

Becca Cox is currently working remotely for GlobeIn as their Online Community Manager. She originally fell in love with fairly traded products and the global handmade market through visits to her hometown Ten Thousand Villages in Lancaster County, PA. She later went on to intern with TTV during her college years, and then worked as […]

Sarah King

September 9, 2020

Sarah is a long time Fair Trade advocate with a passion for public policy and environmental science with a centralized focus on renewable energies and conservation. Sarah graduated from DePaul University in Chicago where she led the Fair Trade committee while studying for her bachelors in Public Policy and minors in geography and environmental science. […]

Alyssa Anderson

August 21, 2020

Alyssa joined the Fair Trade Federation team in 2020. She is active in the Lancaster hub of the Global Shapers Community, as well as the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She has been in the non-profit sector for the majority of her career, both with Agency with Choice, an organization dedicated to assisting individuals in selecting […]

Claire Fitzgerald

August 21, 2020

Claire is a recent Communications and Spanish graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Going into college, she was already interested in labor rights and environmental sustainability. Her passion for fair trade started when she went to an information session for a class about fair trade and an accompanying study tour to Costa Rica. Seeing […]

Rachel Spence

August 15, 2019

Rachel is involved with two campaigns – Fair Trade Philadelphia and Fair Trade Campbell – and on the board of directors of Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding platform that supports small family farmers as they address the challenge of climate change in their communities. She was previously the Director of Operations & Engagement at the Fair Trade […]

Taryn Lemmon

August 14, 2018

Taryn is so excited to be working full-time with Fair Trade Campaigns as the Campaigns & Communications Coordinator. Her love for Fair Trade started in 2017 when she worked as her university’s Sustainability Coordinator and continued when she became a Fair Trade Campaigns Regional Fellow in 2018-2019, then part-time, temporary Eastern Region Coordinator then National […]

Elisha Chan

April 9, 2018

Elisha Chan is the Executive Director of Fair Trade LA, a nonprofit that officially made Los Angeles the largest Fair Trade City in North America and the fourth largest in the world. She is also the founder of Impactful Missions, a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty through job creation, education, and empowerment. She found her […]

Teresa Baxter

September 16, 2015

In her 40s, Teresa Baxter returned to school and earned her A.A. degree in 2009 at Pasadena City College, with an emphasis on journalism and public relations. She then moved to New York City after being accepted to Columbia University to study political science and then transferred to State University of New York to complete […]

Katherine Bissell Cordova

April 13, 2015

Katherine Bissell Cordova serves as Executive Director of Chicago Fair Trade. She has worked for over 20 years for human rights, immigrant rights, and worker rights organizations. Katherine opened a fair trade store, Greenheart Shop, in Chicago. Prior to that, Katherine served as the Executive Director of ARISE Chicago, an organization that partners with low-wage immigrant […]

Billy Linstead Goldsmith

October 12, 2010

Billy came to Fair Trade Campaigns from an eight year career in the grassroots environmental movement. He recruited, trained and developed hundreds of grassroots leaders and facilitated campaigns on national, statewide, and local campaigns. He has mobilized fence-line communities, organized public hearings, and led other local actions to hold polluters and politicians accountable. Upon traveling […]