USDA HSI Regional Director
Florida and Puerto Rico
Vladimir Díaz serves as Regional Director for Florida and Puerto Rico with the USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program and works to create strategic partnerships between USDA and HSIs. He assists students, faculty, and administrators in accessing USDA’s educational, employment, and funding opportunities.
The region consists of 80 institutions that educate a large number of diverse students. In addition, many faculty members are ready to collaborate with USDA agencies in a variety of local, national, and international agricultural-related subjects. The region is rich in talent and provides opportunities for USDA to diversify its workforce and expand its services to the Hispanic community.
Mr. Díaz previously worked as an International Economist for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service and Management Analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a Fellow with the U.S. Department of State in Brazil and the U.S. Agency for International Development in Honduras.
Mr. Díaz earned bachelor’s degree in business from the State University of New York, a master’s degree in marketing from Johns Hopkins University, and completed an executive leadership program at Stanford University.
Mr. Diaz provides the following services:
Informs students about USDA internship and scholarship opportunities.
Informs faculty and administrators about USDA fellowship and funding opportunities.