International Program Manager
Michael has vast experiences in working in workforce development, higher education, business, refugee services, international education, and the nonprofit sector. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M. Ed. degree in Adult Non-formal Education from the Center for International Education at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After studying for a semester abroad at Hangzhou University in China, Michael lived in Taiwan for a year of English teaching. He lived and worked in Thailand for six years, first as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English at a rural high school very close to the Cambodian border, and then as an educator at the Phanat Nikhom Camp working with Lu, Mien, Hmong, Lao, and Cambodian refugees. Additionally, Michael worked as a consultant with World Education on sustainable agriculture programs in Cambodia and as a trainer on Participatory Rapid Appraisal with Cambodian NGO staff. At the Peralta Colleges, he held positions at College of Alameda and Laney College including Project Manager, Career Pathways Trust; Project Manager, Alameda One-Stop Career Center; Interim Director of Workforce Systems; and Interim Dean of Workforce Development and Applied Sciences. His administrative and overseas experiences eventually lead him to join the Office of International Education in 2018.
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