Kristen MacNaughtan is a Program Officer and the Nutritious Food Systems strategic lead on the Agricultural Development team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She designs and manages agricultural and food systems programs for improved nutrition, health, and women’s empowerment outcomes and works collaboratively to build teams to tackle complex multisectoral challenges. Prior to joining BMGF, Kristen worked in both the private and non-profit sectors. She holds a Masters of Science in International Development with a focus on Public Health and Nutrition from Tulane University. Kristen cares deeply about nutrition security as a fundamental building block for a productive life.