Jenna is a senior at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, studying Social Work and International Studies. Jenna became involved with Fair Trade during her freshman year of college, and then became the Fair Trade intern at her campus’ Peace and Justice Center during her junior year. Alongside her Fair Trade work, Jenna has a passion for working with people and learning about different cultures. She plans on completing a year or two of service after graduating this year before returning to Graduate school. In addition to this, Jenna loves singing and playing in her school’s jazz band, waterskiing, biking, and being outside. Jenna is looking forward to continuing her Fair Trade work this year by serving on the Great Lakes Regional Leadership Team and continuing to grow the movement on her campus and beyond.
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.