Jacita has worked for the County of Los Angeles for over 18 years and brings her experience working in the legal, civic & nonprofit sectors to Fair Trade Campaigns. Jacita’s passion for Fair Trade grew through her studies, volunteering in the nonprofit sector and alongside her social service work. From being a Violence Prevention Specialist, for Peace Over Violence – a nonprofit based in Los Angeles that strives to eradicate interpersonal violence, to volunteering and being the Offsite Coordinator at Ten Thousands Villages in Pasadena. Jacita is also the Founder/Owner of Zaric Fair Trade, a shop that provides unique Fair Trade products that honor artisans and enrich lives. Jacita is dedicated to advocating for and providing services and support to under-served and disenfranchised individuals from all backgrounds. She is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a emphasis in Youth/Family Services and Administration from Purdue University Global and will continue on to graduate school to pursue her Masters in Social Work. Jacita is excited to be a part of Fair Trade Campaigns serving as the Senior Community Organizer, for Fair Trade Pasadena and a member of the Southwest Leadership Team.