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Emma Gietzen-Kane, Fair Trade Manager, holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Oregon (USA). She had four opportunities to study traditional dance in Guinea and Senegal. Living in West Africa, she noticed that despite abundant local talent, it was overshadowed by the many challenges people faced. Poverty, environmental degradation, lack of healthcare, and education held Guineans and Senegalese back from their full potential. Since 2013, Emma has been the store manager at Ten Thousand Villages, nonprofit international boutique that provides long-term employment to artisans through the purchase of fair trade handicrafts. Emma believes Lanyi Fan makes lasting positive change, through dynamic approaches to self-advocacy paired with deep understanding of cross-cultural exchange. A favorite quote: "Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” ~ Anna Lappe

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