Cristina Fernández is a sociologist with 15 years of experience in socio-environmental conflicts, working in different sectors; from civil society, academia, supporting specific communities in sustainability matters, and from environmental and social consulting for large extractive projects. She currently works at Compañía Minera Kinross in charge of the community relations department for mining sites and projects in Chile. She leads a community relations team that focuses its engagement on the relationship with indigenous communities and with vulnerable groups in the urban sector of Copiapó. Through participatory and innovative methodologies, the community relations team has generated voluntary agreements and actions that have a common governance with stakeholders. All this through genuine and quality relationships with all stakeholders, generating trust, mutual understanding, active communication, and compatibility of goals.