Briyanna is currently a Senior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, IL and an intern at Chicago Fair Trade. Her interest in Fair Trade came about as an extension to her Global Citizenship class which explores implementing Fair Trade ideology through the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. In her free time Briyanna enjoys listening to music, participating in her school’s Model UN team and Fair Trade Club, and watching food documentaries. She hopes to continue to advocate for ethical consumerism and sustainability practices after graduation.
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.