Arthur Elbthal joins Fair Trade Campaigns as a recent graduate from Assumption College with a BA in Marketing who has adjusted his focus towards the conscious consumerism movement. This included leading a team on his campus in Massachusetts as Vice President of the Social Justice Ambassadors and subsequently as the Fair Trade Campaign Coordinator. In this Campaign Coordinator role, he organized events and collaborated with Fair Trade companies in an effort to grow Fair Trade at his college. Now as part of the 2019-20 Fellowship, he is eager to expand his horizons and look to the Northeast region for exciting Fair Trade opportunities!
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.