Trade Commissioner


Christina Connelly has served as Trade Commissioner for Agri-Food at the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis since 2014, where her role is to facilitate trade and investment opportunities between Canada and the US-Upper Midwest in agriculture and food. Previously, Christina worked for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for seven years managing international trade programs and bioenergy policy efforts. She also spent several years evaluating state and federal energy, immigration, and defense policies in both Minnesota and Washington, D.C. 

Christina holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School, a Graduate Certificate in Global Management from the George Washington School of Business, and a BA from St. Olaf College. She is a Certified International Trade Professional through the Forum for International Trade Training. Christina serves on the Executive Board of the Plant Protein Innovation Center at the University of Minnesota and the Advisory Board of Bountifield International.