Benjamín Trujillo Barrera

2022/2023 Kirchner Food Fellow
Mexico Fellows

Benjamin is pursuing an economics degree at UNAM and has a BS in biotechnology from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) with a minor in molecular biology.   Seeking to be a bridge between biotechnology and business, he worked as a junior in innovation at Distrito Emprendedor, conducting business analysis of SMEs among other events in conjunction with the National Institute of Entrepreneurs.

Passionate about entrepreneurship, he was part of the ITESM Entrepreneurship Hub and was among the first places in a variety of contests such as the regional Hult Prize in Peru, Top 10 Santander Innovation Award (idea category) and the Art, Science and Technology Award from Fundación de Arte A.C. With the experience gained, he seeks to guide young entrepreneurs in the creation of biotechnology-based startups. He also works at Bunge, being part of the Young Engineer Program, carrying out quality improvement projects in different plants such as Merida and Mexico City. He is part of the Rotary Club Viveros Coyoacán, where he develops philanthropic projects to help the community.