Katie is the Executive Director and has been with One World Market since 2012. She’s a Wittenberg University graduate with a double major in Theatre and Spanish. Katie has been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to Argentina, Mexico and Guatemala. In college, Katie discovered her interest in social justice during a Latin American philosophy class that led her to a summer abroad in Argentina. Working with the group Borderlinks, Katie helped lead a trip to Mexico for high school youth focusing on immigration and border issues. In Guatemala, she went to language school and lived with a family for several months and can’t wait to go back. Her exposure abroad has introduced Katie to the kind of injustice much of the world faces and has given her a desire to be part of the change that fair trade demands. In her free time, Katie is usually cheering on one of her favorite sports teams, enjoying live music or trying out a new restaurant.
As the Community Development Manager, Brandy comes to One World Market with a commitment to connecting cultures and serving others. She believes in conscience buying choices that support global social justice. Brandy appreciates that each of the artisans featured in the store has a unique craft and inspiring story to share with our customers. With an insatiable appetite for travel, Brandy’s own global adventures include swimming with wild whale sharks in Australia, hiking volcanoes in New Zealand, working abroad in London, dancing on tables at Munich’s Oktoberfest and camping in many National Parks from Glacier to Yellowstone to her personal favorite, Cumberland Island. Brandy recently earned her MsED with a concentration in community well-being, social change and sustainable enterprise at the University of Miami. Her public service career path began while directing a nearby adult literacy council. With an entrepreneurial passion and a heart for service, she advocates for best business practices that empower solutions to social justice issues. When not helping One World Market customers select the perfect fair trade treasures, Brandy can be found exploring the Triangle, planning her next travel adventure or chasing her four-legged crew.
Cara joined the One World Market team as a Sales Associate in October 2016. She has spent her life in Durham, with the exception of attending NC State for her bachelor's degree in Human Biology. There, she served as a mentor for Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) - an organization that ignited her passion for feminism, inclusiveness, and social justice. Cara has also logged many hours as a science educator in the community. One of her favorite aspects of her job at One World Market is teaching customers about artisans and what it means to be fair- trade. When she's not focused on making the perfect sidewalk sign for the shop, Cara can be found taking photos of her pet rabbit. Or, perhaps more likely, you'll find her at the river crouching excitedly over a rock or mushroom.
Diana began volunteering at One World Market in 2013 and was excited to join the staff as Sales Associate in 2016. She is also an educator, traveler, adventurer, and dreamer. During several humanitarian trips to Kenya and Uganda, Diana saw first hand the positive impacts that Fair Trade can have on artisans around the world. She began volunteering at One World Market in 2013 and was excited to join the staff as Sales Associate in 2016. Diana is currently working on her PhD in Education at UNC. When she's not studying or at One World Market, you can find her cheering for the Tar Heels, hiking the Eno, roaming an antique store, or planning her next trip.