Jacita Keys

Kylie Nealis August 14, 2018

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.

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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.