Our STAFF

KATIE WESTERMANN

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Katie is the Executive Director and has been with Bull City Fair Trade 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.

CARA ADRIAN

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Cara joined the Bull City Fair Trade team as part-time Sales Manager 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 Bull City Fair Trade 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.

AMY BOURRET

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A long-time fair trade fan, Amy joined the Bull City Fair Trade team in 2017 and became the Community Program Manager in 2019. She grew up in Chapel Hill and attended UNC, where she discovered a passion for service-learning, studied abroad in France, and interned with Carolina Navigators, helping provide free global education resources to NC teachers. After graduating with bachelor's degrees in Global Studies and Psychology, Amy joined the North Carolina LiteracyCorps, an AmeriCorps program, to pursue her passions for social justice and the nonprofit sector. While completing her service as a literacy tutor/mentor and volunteer coordinator for Communities In Schools of Durham, she began to immerse herself in the Durham community. Amy is excited for the opportunity to help educate this community about the world-changing power of fair trade at Bull City Fair Trade. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exploring, and spending time with family, friends, and animals.