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Engage with UC Regents

On Wednesday, October 2, join the department of Research and Innovation for a fireside chat with Regents Cecilia Estolano and Lark Park. Moderated by IRAP Vice President Pamela Brown, this is an opportunity to engage with the Regents and learn how they approach their role in the shared governance of UC.

This lunchtime talk is part of the Division of Academic Affairs’ Year of Service, which showcases UC’s mission and commitment to public service. Everyone is welcome to attend in person or via Zoom.


Pamela Brown is the vice president for Institutional Research and Academic Planning (IRAP) at the UC Office of the President. She manages a team that produces evidence-based analyses and reports for university and academic senate leaders to advance strategic and academic planning, address legislative requests, support assessment and promote transparency efforts. Prior to joining UCOP, Pamela worked for 16 years at UC Berkeley, where her last role was executive director of the Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA). Pamela received her master’s degree in public policy and her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, both from UC Berkeley.

Regent Cecilia Estolano is the current vice-chair of the Board of Regents. Ms. Estolano is the co-CEO and co-founder of Estolano LeSar, an urban planning and public policy firm. She was the deputy chair of the Environmental Protection Agency Review Team, Energy and Environment Group for the Obama Presidential Transition Team. Her career includes service as a Special Assistant Los Angeles City Attorney, a senior policy adviser with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and an environmental policy adviser to former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and juris doctorate from UC Berkeley School of Law.

Regent Lark Park is the director of the California Education Learning Lab in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. She previously served as a senior adviser for policy in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., where she worked on issues related to higher education, workforce and childcare/early learning. She has worked in business/technology journalism, management and technology consulting, and also served in the White House. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in English from Georgetown University.

Join us!

What: Lunchtime discussion with UC Regents

When: Wednesday, October 2, 12-1 p.m.

Oakland: Franklin Lobby 1

+1 669 900 6833 US Toll (San Jose)
+1 646 876 9923 US Toll (New York)
*4 (from UCOP office phone)
Meeting ID: 848 588 222

Questions? Please contact Tisa Gilyard at or (510) 987-9438.

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