Dana GeffnerDana Geffner
Executive Director

Dana Geffner is the co-founder and Executive Director of Fair World Project. For nearly 2 decades she has worked to raise awareness of a just food system that works in solidarity with small-scale farmers and artisans, protects worker’s rights and encourages trade policy transformation that benefit people and the planet. Her passion is to engage consumers so they can participate in creating a more just economy through the market and in transforming policy. Dana holds an MPA from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a Graduate Certificate in Food Systems from the Berkeley Food Institute.

Ryan ZinnRyan Zinn
Political Director

Ryan Zinn is Fair World Project’s Political Director. He has been involved in the food justice movement at home and abroad for over twenty years, including work with such organizations as the Center for International Environmental Law, Friends of the Earth – Paraguay, Global Exchange and the Organic Consumer Association. He is also co-founder of Grow Ahead, a crowdfunding initiative that supports small-scale farmers in addressing the challenges of climate change in their communities.

Anna CanningAnna Canning
Campaigns Manager

Anna Canning manages campaigns for Fair World Project, where she co-edits and coordinates the biannual For A Better World magazine and runs the annual World Fair Trade Day retailer program. She has nearly 15 years of experience all along the supply chain working for companies that are leaders in the movement for authentic fair trade in the natural foods industry.

Katie GardnerKatie Gardner
Communications Manager

Katie Gardner is the Communications Manager at Fair World Project, where she manages social media platforms and coordinates the For A Better World podcast series. With her background in international development and M.A. in Communication for Development, she is passionate about using communication and storytelling as catalysts for creating a more just and sustainable world. Outside of work, Katie enjoys working on digital illustration projects and spending time outside.

Sarah StraubSarah Straub
Administrative Assistant

Sarah Straub is the Administrative Assistant at Fair World Project. She has nearly 15 years of experience in administration and coordination roles providing organizational support within various industries, including higher education, wholesale, and non-profit.

Stuart SmithStuart Smith
IT Manager

Stuart Smith is IT Manager for Fair World Project. He has worked in the fair trade movement for over a decade with Pachamama, A World of Artisans, Global Exchange and now his own company Silver Tree Designs. Originally from Wales Stuart loves doing anything with his hands from farming to rebuilding homes to making wine.

Ryan FletcherRyan Fletcher
Media Relations Director

Ryan Fletcher is Media Relations Director for Fair World Project. He began his professional tenure in public relations in 2002 and has since directed media strategy and communications for a diverse range and number of social justice organizations, socially conscious companies and campaigns. He is the founder and owner of Movement Media, a mission-driven communications agency.

Lauren BerlekampLauren Berlekamp
Media Relations Specialist

Lauren Berlekamp is Media Relations Specialist for Fair World Project. Lauren began her communications career in 2007 and has provided communications and multimedia services for a diverse group of businesses, organizations, and campaigns focused on community building, food security, water rights, drug policy reform, climate change, and other issues.

Stefanie De Leon Tzic
Producer, For a Better World

Stefanie De Leon Tzic is the producer at Fair World Project. She produces and edits the For a Better World podcast series. She brings a wealth of knowledge in podcast and radio producing and a passion for justice and equity in farming systems. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she is currently based in Washington, DC, where she audio and video produces for various organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution. When she’s not producing, you can find her roller skating or hiking.

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