Who We Are
Alejandra Danielson Castillo serves as the manager of global trade for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Danielson Castillo provides trade servicing expertise to the Council, strengthens the Council’s relationships with U.S. and global traders and furthering the export marketing interests of U.S. feed grains and co-products.
Prior to the Council, Danielson Castillo worked in trade execution with Cargill focused on trade risk management and vessel logistics for cotton, grains and oilseeds. Danielson Castillo also gained experience as an international freight forwarder prior to entering into trade execution. Before joining Cargill, she worked as a project manager for the Mayo Clinic and an associate admissions director for St. Catherine University.
Danielson Castillo holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in strategic management and organizational leadership, both from St. Catherine University.
Founded in 1960, the U.S. Grains Council works to promote exports of U.S. grains and related products through a network of 10 overseas offices and 30 in-country representatives. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) through programs authorized in the U.S. farm bill.