Kaila is a fourth year student from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, studying Environmental Biology with an emphasis on Ecology, Conservation and Biodiversity. Kaila serves as the Sustainability Technical Projects Assistant for Cal Poly’s Facilities. Planning and Management, where she aims to engage students with sustainable initiatives through various educational workshops and collaboration events with campus organizations. Some projects include the Fair Trade Campaign on her campus, as well as collaborations with student organizations to obtain The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a $100,000 budget dedicated towards sustainability initiatives. Kaila is eager to expand her involvement with Fair Trade and provide individuals with resources and insights to help them feel empowered and motivated in their advocacy efforts.
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.