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. He received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno and a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University in Virginia.

“The Maddy Institute internship reinvigorated my commitment to public service and taught me the value of listening to constitute needs and concerns. This consideration is the bedrock of my work as a representative for U.S. farmers and ranchers overseas. I continue to greatly value the life experiences and professional growth I obtained through the internship program.”

Lazaro Sandoval is the new Senior Agricultural Attaché at the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai, India. Prior to this position, he served as Agricultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires from 2015 to 2019.