Vinod Goyal earned his Master and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from the University of Southern California (USC) and MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) with Sigma Iota Epsilon. He taught at USC. He served the County of Los Angeles for 20 years in its various departments.
He went to Doon School. Completed training on the Training Ship Dufferin and joined the merchant marine where he earned the Master Mariner’s Foreign-Going Certificate of Competency. He served the Nigerian Ports Authority in Nigeria as the Chief Port Harbor Master