Program Officer, International Programs
Robert Miyashiro manages the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s international grantmaking in the areas of avoidable blindness and disaster relief and recovery. He previously served as Program Associate for the Foundation’s Safe Water strategic initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Miyashiro worked for The Carter Center in South Sudan, serving as Regional Coordinator in the Guinea Worm Eradication Programme. Previously, he held positions in the California Department of Public Health and the UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters. His volunteer engagements include the Peace Corps, serving as a health extension volunteer in Madagascar, and the American Red Cross, where he functioned in various leadership positions in Disaster Services and Health and Safety Services at several local chapters within California. Miyashiro holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Posts by Robert Miyashiro
In March of last year, an op-ed by our Chairman, Steven M. Hilton, was published in The Seattle Times drawing attention to the plight of Syrian refugees and arguing that it was an urgent imperative for the international community to do more to alleviate their enormous suffering. Since then, the issue has finally entered the consciousness of the Western world– after the human catastrophe and security threats that he forecast became apparent.