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Chrystiane Junqueira

Human Resources Vice President, Bunge

Chrystiane Junqueira leads Bunge’s Human Resources team. She is responsible for people and culture strategy and operations for the 23,000-employee global agribusiness and food organization based in St. Louis, Mo. She is a seasoned human resources leader with a proven track record in transforming organizations and developing people and culture-based programs in support of business performance and growth. Chrystiane joined Bunge in 2016 after a 22-year career with Alcoa Inc. where she held a variety of global positions in Brazil and the United States.

Chrystiane was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and graduated from Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business. She earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidade de Sao Paulo.

Kristin Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, Together We Grow

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the Executive Director for Together We Grow and the Center for an Enhanced Workforce in Agribusiness, located at Colorado State University. In this role, Kristin works alongside a consortium of many of the world’s largest agribusiness interests, including members of industry, non-governmental organizations, higher education, and government institutions. Together We Grow is focused on building a skilled, diverse, and inclusive agricultural workforce that can power the innovation needed to feed the future.   

Kristin has always had a passion for systems change that creates more equitable opportunities and has done this work through the lenses of public health, policy advocacy, and community development. Most recently, she helped lead Kimbal Musk’s national nonprofit Big Green, which integrates food literacy education into school curriculums across the country.

Kristin has been an instructor with the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU and served as Chief of Wellness Planning for Bellisimo Development Inc., helping lead the master planning, design, and actualization of the award-winning Bucking Horse and landmark Jessup Farm projects in Fort Collins, Colo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from CSU and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado.