Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic, and environmentsl justice around the world.

Jocelyn Boreta

Jocelyn Boreta

Jocelyn has committed herself to arts, activism and economic justice through her undergraduate studies in Cultural Anthropology and long time work with the Global Exchange Fair Trade Program. She began her time with Global Exchange in 2003 as an intern with the Economic Justice Campaign working with Leila Salazar to target large scale producer Levi Strauss in the settlement of the Saipan Lawsuit. She continued her work in 2005 at the San Francisco Global Exchange Fair Trade store where she continues to work today as Buyer and Manager. Jocelyn takes action through her work in a variety of ways; she works to support Fair Trade producer groups around the world by investing her time in grassroots craft projects and economically just production, and by opposing a system of corporate exploitation and greed.

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Zarah Patriana

Zarah Patriana

Zarah Patriana has worked as the Operations Manager of the Global Exchange Fair Trade Online Store and currently works as Global Exchange's Web Content Manager. She has been a Fair Trade advocate for several years and in the past has written about Fair Trade for Change.org and the Fair Trade Resource Network. On occasion, you can spot her around town dressed up as a Fair Trade Certified banana, you know, just because.

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Carly Cassano

Carly Cassano

Carly Cassano is a sales associate at the Global Exchange Store in San Francisco and Berkeley. She strongly supports fair trade, and loves engaging with conscious shoppers. Prior to her position with Global Exchange, she was the editorial director of Literary Traveler, an internationally acclaimed online magazine based in Boston, MA. During this time, she was also an independent web marketing consultant and events planner for small businesses and artists. Before that, she was a news content editor at Dow Jones & Co., and before that, a database analyst at a technology start-up which was acquired by Dow Jones. Carly moved to the Bay Area from Boston, with stints in Madison, WI, and Buffalo, NY, her hometown. She completed a publishing internship at Prometheus Books in Buffalo immediately following her graduation from William Smith College in 2006. She received a degree in English, and was given the “most innovative writer” award by the English department that year. In her free time, Carly plays the bassoon in the Oakland Civic Orchestra and chamber groups, enjoys live music, hiking, bike riding, reading, writing, and talking.

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Tex Dworkin

Tex Dworkin

Tex runs Do Good Biz, providing content and marketing support to socially responsible businesses and organizations. Tex Dworkin previously served as the Director of Social Media for Global Exchange and before that, Tex was the Global Exchange Online Fair Trade Store Manager. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Thought and Political Economy from UMass in Amherst, and over 20 years of communications and marketing experience. Tex has traveled to many parts of the world on direct buying trips, delegations, and educational speaking tours, meeting with artisans and students, vendors and producers. Tex is passionate about helping and encouraging those involved in socially responsible business to achieve success. Her work in Fair Trade, e-commerce, and cause-based marketing continues to inspire her to work on expanding the socially responsible business movement. She can be reached at tex at dogoodbiz dot com.

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Kara Roguly

Kara Roguly

Kara received her B.A in Dance from Chapman University then immediately moved to San Francisco where she received her Hatha Yoga certification from the Underground Yoga Parlor of Self Knowledge and Social Justice and her degree in Visual Communications from F.I.D.M. Kara manifested her love of visuals, merchandising, Fair Trade and non-profit organizations into a job. Kara works as the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Manager in vibrant San Francisco. She continues to teach yoga in the bay area and enjoys dancing to Putumayo in the store and loves when people join her!

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Kirsten Moller

Kirsten Moller

Kirsten Moller transitioned out of her role as Executive Director of Global Exchange on Oct 1, 2011 and is now enthusiastically embracing her new job as the Director of Organizing. In this new role she works with campaigners to engage members across the country. She is most inspired by the direct actions of ordinary folks who come to believe, to know, that they can make a difference when they connect directly with their neighbors in their own communities and around the world. She believes whole-heartedly that we all can resist injustice, envision alternatives and take action together.

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Rebekah Olstad

Rebekah Olstad

Rebekah Olstad is the Cuba Custom Reality Tours Director at Global Exchange. Originally from the Boulder, Colorado area, Rebekah has worked in experiential education as an outdoor and international trip leader. She has lived in Cuba as a student researcher, and completed a senior thesis examining issues of isolation, connection, and travel/emigration in post-revolutionary Cuba. Rebekah is pleased to be coordinating intelligent and respectful trips to Cuba for Global Exchange.

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Ashley Fisher-Poggio

Ashley Fisher-Poggio

Ashley Fisher-Poggio is the Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Manager in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA. Originally a California native, she moved to D.C. to attend The Catholic University of America where she received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology for International Development. With an extensive international background and long time involvement in international social justice work, she brings an understanding of the connections between cultures, organizations, and people around the globe. As part of her international experiences in places such as Poland and South Africa, she has worked closely with representatives from the International Relations community such as the Permanent of Secretariat of the Community of Democracies as Assistant Head of Regional Programs and External Relations Coordinator. She has dedicated her time and effort to promoting social justice, paired with strong customer service; she brings an energetic and dynamic presence to the D.C. and VA Fair Trade Stores.

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Alannah Tomich

Alannah Tomich

Alannah Tomich grew up in Indonesia and Kenya, where she had the amazing experience of going to international schools with students from more than 60 different countries. She received a degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley and is excited about public policy as a powerful vehicle for social change. Her areas of interest are international health and women's health. Alannah works in the Global Exchange Fair Trade store in Berkeley, where she talks to customers about the US’s impact on foreign economies and recruits them to get involved with our many campaigns.

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Alex Cole-Weiss

Alex Cole-Weiss

"Do you know where your t-shirt was made?" was the simple question that launched Alex out of her civics and economics class in high school and into the complex realm of globalization and socio-economic inequality. She has nurtured her passion for social and economic change through volunteering and traveling in Latin America, studying Human Geography and Urban Planning at UC Berkeley, and working as a student organizer with United Students for Fair Trade. Alex works as a Sales Associate at Global Exchange's Fair Trade store in San Francisco and is more than happy to get you thinking about where your t-shirt is from.

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Carleen Pickard

Carleen Pickard

Carleen Pickard is the Managing Director of Global Exchange. From 2005-2010 she worked as Regional Organizer and Director of Organizing at the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest advocacy organization, promoting and protecting public services, fair trade and climate justice. She holds a MA in Anthropology and Development from the University of Sussex, UK, and has worked in social justice organizations in London, UK, Chiapas, Mexico, Vancouver BC and Ottawa ON prior to moving to San Francisco in 2010.

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Kylie Nicole-Nealis

Kylie Nicole-Nealis

Kylie Nealis worked at Global Exchange as the assistant to the Community Rights program up until January 2013, helping communities confronted by corporate (and State) harms to organize in a new way—by passing cutting edge laws that place their rights above the claimed “rights” of corporations in addition to recognizing the rights of nature to exist and thrive. She is particularly interested in this work because she believes that true democracy involves individuals in communities being able to have the ultimate voice in the decisions that affect their lives and surrounding environment, not profit-driven corporations whose origins exist many miles away. Kylie is a recent graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Community Studies and Politics.

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Anna Kallett

Anna Kallett

Although Anna studied global development through UC Berkeley's Peace and Conflict Studies program, it was her time outside of the classroom that has influenced her passion behind fair trade. She spent eight months backpacking from Northern Africa to Southeast Asia, and more recently, traveled for five months through India. Having seen the vast poverty, pollution, and displacement that often comes with the today's "free" global economy, she has devoted herself to bringing awareness about the products we consume. Anna works as a Sales Assistant at San Francisco's Global Exchange Fair Trade store, as well a tutor for an Oakland-based after-school program.

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Derek Hines

Derek Hines

Prior to working at Global Exchange as E-Commerce Marketing & Administrative Assistant, Derek owned his own e-commerce camping gear business, BigFire Camping Gear. Prior to that, Derek spent much of his career in the field of closed captioning for television. At LNS Captioning in Portland, Derek was Vice President of Marketing, and at CaptionMax in Minneapolis, Derek served as Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications. Derek lives in West Linn, Oregon, is married to Siboney and has two children, Raina and Logan. When not working, Derek likes to camp, hike, golf, ski, fish, read and watch movies.

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