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International Program Manager
Michael Goldberg, a Vermonter, has more than twenty five years of professional experience in workforce development, higher education, business, refugee services, international education, and the non-profit sector. Since 2018, he has been International Program Manager at the Office of International Education. From 2010 – 2018, he held positions at Laney College and College of Alameda 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. He is a former US Peace Corps Volunteer who served in rural Thailand from 1989-91 as a middle school teacher. From 1991-1995, he worked in Phanat Nikhom refugee camp teaching Iu Mien, Hmong, Lao, and Cambodian refugees; was a consultant for World Education working with Thai farmers on sustainable farming practices; and was part of a team facilitating Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) for non-governmental organization staff in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
His academic background includes a B.A. degree 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. For the past twenty years, he has lived in Oakland and Alameda where he raised daughter Nisa, a 2017 Berkeley City College graduate and now senior at UC Berkeley; 12 year old daughter Anh; 2 year old son Aaron; and new born daughter Maya. He is a happy man.