Meet the CIL Team

Meet the Leadership Development Team

The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) consultants have decades of experience providing customized training across the public, non-profit, government, education, and corporate sectors. To learn more about customized training and coaching for your organization, email cil@berkeley.edu.

The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 Jason Patent, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership Jason Patent, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

Jason Patent, Ph.D, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL), is responsible for building International House’s existing training programs and expanding them to meet the needs of increasing numbers of International House residents, UC Berkeley campus units, higher education institutions, corporations and non-profit organizations. With decades of experience in training and facilitation, Jason delivers high-quality intercultural consulting and training to individuals and teams across a variety of sectors. 

Jason has served as American Co-Director of the Hopkins–Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China; Inaugural Director of the Stanford Program in Beijing; Training Consultant at Gap International, Cartus, ITAP International, IOR Associates, Dean Foster Associates; and Vice President, Communications & Marketing at Orchestrall, Inc. Fluent in Mandarin, Jason has a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Harvard, an M.A. in the same field from Stanford, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley.

Contact Jason:

Phone: (510)643-6625
Email: jason.patent@berkeley.edu

Lauren Moloney-Egnatios Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, Assistant Director & Intercultural Training Specialist

Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, M.A., is the Assistant Director for the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL). She develops CIL’s strategic direction for increasing and strengthening leadership and intercultural training and coaching programs for UC Berkeley staff, faculty, students, and International House residents. Additionally, she works collaboratively to design and implement custom learning and development programs for staff and executive leadership across sectors: higher education institutions, government, non-profit, and corporate organizations. 

Lauren brings over twelve years of experience in organizational development and international education as a facilitator, learning strategist, program developer, organizational effectiveness and internationalization consultant. She has lived, worked, and led teams across the U.S. and abroad; primarily in Spain where she lived for four years and gained fluency in the Spanish language, and also in Lebanon, where she developed conversational Arabic skills, Costa Rica, and the Netherlands. 

Lauren received her M.A. in International Communications from the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C., and a B.A. in Organizational Development and Spanish from the University of Michigan. With a strong professional background in the fields of organizational effectiveness, leadership development, intercultural communication, career services, and international education, Lauren has honed technical skills for developing organizational strategy and learning solutions that cultivate more effective and inclusive leaders and professionals. 

Contact Lauren:
Phone: (510) 643-3628
Email: lauren.me@berkeley.edu

Grace Michel, Intercultural Training Specialist Grace Michel, Intercultural Training Specialist

Grace Michel, M.A. is an Intercultural Training Specialist for the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL).Grace Michel is a facilitator and educator with a deep commitment to building a more inclusive, just, and peaceful world. In this role, she designs and delivers experiential workshops and courses to help people build skills to work effectively across cultural differences and lead global and multicultural teams.  She has extensive experience in intercultural communication, leadership development, social innovation, and peace education, and has worked primarily as a trainer/facilitator, program director, and consultant.

After completing her MA in Peace and Justice Studies at the University of San Diego, Grace served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Peace and Commerce at USD, where she helped students launch social enterprises and gain entrepreneurship skills for positive social impact. Grace then went on to fulfill a lifelong goal of living and working in Burma/Myanmar, the country of her mother’s origin, where she designed curricula to promote peaceful coexistence and conducted education policy research. She has also volunteered extensively with communities of refugees from Burma in the U.S.

Grace also spent several years working in Lima, Peru, as a community educator focused on youth development and women’s empowerment.

Outside of the office, Grace can be found spending time with her family and friends, hiking, cycling, crafting, and exploring theater as a vehicle for social change.

Contact Grace:
Phone: (510) 643-3124
Email: Grace.Michel@berkeley.edu

Miranda Loos, Business Development Specialist Miranda Loos, Business Development Specialist

Miranda Loos, M.A., is the Business Development Specialist for the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL).  She oversees CIL development and stakeholder engagement strategy and implementation. Prior to joining the CIL team, she worked as the University Relations Manager at the Global Internship Program in San Francisco. A New York native, she was the ESL School Director for Kaplan International Centers in New York City. She also spent 2 years teaching English in Japan, which ignited her passion and interest to pursue an industry that facilitates intercultural engagement and understanding.

Miranda received a Master of Arts in International Education and Development from New York University and studied Psychology as an undergraduate at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Contact Miranda:
Phone: (510) 642-9481
Email: mloos@berkeley.edu

 Edem Yevoo Edem Yevoo, Administrative and Program Assistant

Edem Yevoo is the Administrative and Program Assistant for the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) and a current graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He serves as a general consultant for enhancing resident intercultural programming at I-House and collaborates with CIL staff to plan and coordinate training engagements for I-House residents. Prior to joining the CIL team, he worked as an Administrative Assistant at the United States of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, DC.

Edem was born in Ghana and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Edem’s various cultural experiences growing up in Ghana and studying abroad in Ecuador, inspired him to become an informed global citizen and leader and is a strong advocate for intercultural leadership development.

Contact Edem:
Email: edemyevoo@berkeley.edu