Earlier this summer, President Obama nominated Ramona Romero to serve as USDA General Counsel. A classmate of Michelle Obama (HLS '88), Romero is a past president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and as Corporate Counsel for Dupont currently works with "business teams involved in transactional and logistical issues affecting domestic and international shipments valued in multimillion dollar terms," according to an HNBA press release
Her nomination has not been without controversy. Writing in the Huffington Post, the Director of the Organic Consumers Association claims
that the Romero nomination is more evidence that President Obama has "taken his team of food and farming leaders directly from the biotech companies and their lobbying, research, and philanthropic arms."