Eduardo Gonzalez

Eduardo González recently graduated from Riverdale High School and will be attending Fresno State’s Smittcamp Family Honors College, as one of the 50 selected scholarship recipients.

At Fresno State, he will be double majoring in agriculture business and political science with plans to attending law school after earning his undergraduate degree.

“Living in the Central Valley, agriculture is everywhere, it’s the world I grew up in and I want to make a difference” Eduardo says.

He has seen firsthand the struggles agriculture working families face and wants to make a change. He wants to be a voice for both the agricultural industry, by educating the public about its importance, and for the working class, by raising the issues farmworkers and their families face.

Eduardo’s experience in public policy extends from forming the first medical club at his school, with the mission of creating diversity in the medical field after his summer internship at Stanford, in 2019, where he never saw a Latino physician. He also has worked on the Lanare Water Contamination Project with other fellow Riverdale students, by addressing the need for clean drinking water for the Lanare community. Eduardo shares that he “is excited about being part of the second CA FWD Young Leaders Advisory Council, and can’t wait to not only learn more but create change as well!”