ODEI First Tuesday: Featuring Kristin Kirkpatrick from Colorado State University
November 3, 2020 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Contact: Ayodele Daré
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources community to attend the ODEI First Tuesday Event.
The November event features Kristin Kirkpatrick, executive director for Together We Grow and the Center for an Enhanced Workforce in Agribusiness located at Colorado State University (CSU).
These monthly discussions are open to all though are geared toward graduate student.
First Tuesday events are an opportunity to hear from diverse scholars and professionals from the agriculture and natural resources industry, government and higher education disciplines speak about their own career and life paths, as well as their research, work or opportunities in a variety of fields.
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Background on Kristin Kirkpatrick
Kristin Kirkpatrick is the executive director for Together We Grow and the Center for an Enhanced Workforce in Agribusiness located at Colorado State University (CSU). Together We Grow is focused on building a skilled, diverse and inclusive agricultural workforce that can power the innovation needed to feed the future.
In this role, Kirkpatrick works alongside a consortium of many of the world’s largest agribusiness interests including members of industry, NGO, higher ed and government institutions.
Kirkpatrick has always had a passion for system’s change that creates more equitable opportunities and has done so 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 curriculum across the country.
While at CSU, Kirkpatrick has been an instructor with the Colorado School of Public Health. She also has 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, Colorado.
Kirkpatrick 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.
The CANR Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers First Tuesdays events as an opportunity for MSU graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars, guest speakers and peers to interact outside of the classroom. Guest speakers include diverse scholars and professionals from the agriculture and natural resources industry, government and higher education disciplines.