ARLINGTON, VA -- USA Rice is pleased to welcome Lydia Holmes back to USA Rice as the new Regulatory Affairs Manager. Lydia originally worked for the Government Affairs team at USA Rice while studying for her master’s degree in Public Administration at George Washington University (GWU).
After graduating from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2014, Lydia immediately headed to Washington, DC, to pursue a career navigating the alphabet soup of governmental regulatory affairs. She followed her initial stint at USA Rice with jobs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the GWU Regulatory Studies Center where she compared the legislative regulatory burden on the agricultural sector of the EU to that of the U.S.
Lydia is the daughter of Brenda and Byron Holmes, and grew up on their rice farm in Forrest City, Arkansas. She is a former Miss Arkansas Rice and we have the photo
to prove it.