Kristen Soares

Kylie Nealis October 18, 2019

Kristen is a third year student at UCLA studying Environmental Science, with minors in Environmental Systems and Society as well as Public Affairs. She became involved with the Fair Trade Los Angeles Campaign in January 2019 as Ambassador, helping to make LA the largest Fair Trade Town in the country. She has a passion for environmental justice and helping the communities most affected by climate-related inequities, which is why she loves Fair Trade’s focus on the intersection of sustainability and social justice. In her free time, you can find her singing for her a cappella group, hiking at home in Portland, and travelling as much as possible.

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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.