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 will provide trade servicing expertise to the Council, strengthen the Council’s relationships with U.S. and global traders and further the export marketing interests of U.S. feed grains and co-products
Prior to the Council, Danielson Castillo worked in trade execution with Cargill, serving in various capacities 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.
The Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. feed grains and ethanol. The organization has 10 international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. 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.