14May

Blake Zante

Blake interned in Assemblyman Jim Patterson’s Sacramento office in the summer of 2016. In the summer of 2018, he interned in Congressman Devin Nunes’ office in Washington, D.C.. While at Fresno State, Blake served as Student Body President working closely with local, state, and federal representatives and advocating for a better educational experience for all. […]

14May

Lazaro Sandoval

Lazaro interned in the Fall of 2008 in the USDA office of Rural Development in  Fresno, the USDA office of Plant Protection and Quarantine in Fresno in the Spring of 2019 and his last scholarship through the Maddy Institute was with Congressman Jim Costa’s Fresno office in the  Spring of 2010.   Lazaro is originally from Santa Cruz, California. […]

14May

Selena Farnesi

Selena interned in Congressman Jim Costa’s Washington D.C. office in the Summer of 2010.She majored in Philosophy and Anthropology at California State University, Fresno. “Getting to live and work in Washington DC was an irreplaceable experience.  I was able to meet some of the most influential people in government, experience the day to day life of working […]

14May

Scott Braden

Scott interned in the Merced office of Senator Jeff Denham in the Fall of 2007 and in the Sacramento office of Assemblymember Michael Villines in the Summer of 2008.  He majored in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy at California State University, Fresno  graduating summa cum laude.  “My internships were an interesting and highly educational […]

29Nov

Athena Skapiniakis

Athena Skapiniakis Field Representative Office of Assemblymember Rudy Salas Athena Skapiniakis was a Maddy Legislative Intern in the Bakersfield office of Assemblymember Rudy Salas in the Spring of 2017. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications at CSU Bakersfield where she was Editor-in-chief, Features Editor and Reporter of The Runner and also […]

29Nov

Michael Lomio

Michael Lomio    Director of Government Relations for Silicon Valley Leadership Group Michael Lomio was a Maddy Legislative Intern in the Merced office of U.S. Representative Jim Costa in the Summer of 2014. He earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees (Economics and Political Science) from the University of California, Merced. During college, Michael held several internships, […]

29Nov

Steven Graham

Steven Graham Master’s in Public Administration Candidate at CSU Stanislaus Steven Graham was a Maddy Legislative Intern in the Clovis office of Assemblymember Mike Briggs in the Spring of 2001. After  completing his Maddy Internship, Steven’s health deteriorated and he was blessed to receive a double lung-transplant in 2002. Subsequently, he earned his Juris Doctorate at […]

29Nov

Alexandra Gallo

Alexandra Gallo Executive Fellow at the Strategic Growth Council within the Governors Office of Planning and Research through the program Capitol Fellows Alexandra interned in Congressman Jim Costa’s Fresno District Office in the Spring of 2016.  In the summer of 2017 she interned in his Washington, D.C. office. At graduation she earned the President’s Medal from […]

11May

Amanda Whitten

Amanda Whitten Partner at Bryant Whitten LLP  Amanda interned in the Fresno office of Senator Dean Flores in the Spring of 2003. She started at CSU Fresno in the Fall of 2000 in the Smittcamp Family Honors College and graduated in Spring 2004, with a double major in Criminology and Political Science.   She then attended […]

11May

Meghan Macaulay

Meghan Macaulay Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon Meghan interned at Congressman Jim Costa’s Fresno District Office with the Maddy Institute from January-May, 2015. After graduating from Fresno State majoring in Political Science, minoring in French, she now lives in eastern Cameroon as a Peace Corps Volunteer.   “Interning at Congressman Costa’s office through the Maddy […]