Isabel is passionate about building healthy, sustainable food systems that support both people and the planet. She is originally from Medellín, Colombia, but currently lives in Chicago, where she is an undergraduate student at Loyola University, majoring in Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture. She first got involved with Fair Trade through the Fair Trade Committee at her university, and looks forward to helping spread the message, facilitate new campaigns, and support all those who want to advocate for ethical and environmentally responsible consumption.
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.