Johnson Bray

Johnson Bray



Written Communication

In a writing intensive minor I do a lot of writing. The majority of my papers are research based and involve extensive data analysis; however, I have experience writing papers of all types. I am also skilled at speech writing, a skill that I have honed in my work as a CommSkills Coach. I often help students in the process of writing and developing their speeches.

Political Campaigns

As a member of the College Republicans at Virginia Tech I am politically active not only in Blacksburg but also in the Republican Party of Virginia as well.

Public Speaking

As a Speech Coach I have sufficient amounts of practice in public speaking and I am considered enough of an expert to be able to help other students as a peer tutor in the subject.


  • Treasurer, College Republicans at Virginia Tech
  • Member, Student Advisory Committee to the Undergraduate Representative to the Board of Visitors
  • Associate Justice, Virginia Tech Student Government Association
  • Participant in the Presidential Search Forum for Undergraduate Student

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Speech Coach

Virginia Tech Communication Lab

As a CommLab Coach I assist students with oral presentations, providing feedback to students to help develop public speaking skills as well as acting as a mentor to new Coaches during their training period. I make presentations about effective communication skills to classes and student organizations.

  • Managing the appointment scheduler
  • Training the new coaching staff
  • Working 14-15 hours per week
  • Working closely with the graduate teaching assistants
  • Helping students to write informative and persuasive speeches on a variety of topics
Aug 2013 - Present

Head of Marketing and Awareness Intern Team

Virginia Tech Office of Energy and Sustainability

As Team Leader I facilitate team meetings and report team progress to our team advisor. Works closely with Event Planning and Social Media Intern Teams to market campus events that are related to sustainability and promote the Office of Energy and Sustainability's presence on campus. Creating advertisements, marketing plans, distributing information to the Virginia Tech faculty/staff and student body.

  • Developing a competition to create a new graphic for the Office of Energy and Sustainability
  • Coordinating all of the marketing efforts of the office with a team of four
  • Creating news releases for the office about the internship program
Apr 2013 - Present



Worked 20 hours per week, performed opening and closing routine.

Awards and Recognition: Voted Guard of the Week by the senior management team because of my willingness to work and strong work ethic. 

Aug 2012 - May 2013

Intern Portal Team

Virginia Tech Office of Energy and Sustainability

Website design and programming, advertising the Virginia Tech Sustainability Portal, Consulting stakeholders on the development of the Portal.

  • Helped to create the Virginia Tech Sustainability
Sep 2012 - Nov 2012

Deputy Outreach Director

College Republican National Committee

Promoting grassroots campaigns throughout the district, campaigning for Congressional and Presidential candidates, developing excellent oral communication making phone calls to constituents throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Met and networked with many politicians from all levels of government
  • Worked independently and without supervision
  • Worked 10 hours per week
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Head Lifeguard

Catawba Country Club

As Head Lifeguard I oversaw a pool staff of 21 people, conducted opening and closing routines, ran the pool in absence of the General Manager, worked 30-40 hours per week, taught swim lessons, and assisted running a summer camp for tennis, swimming, and golf for children ages eight and under.

May 2008 - May 2011


Catawba Country Club

Worked 20 hours per week, served as back-up manager to employees and guests, swim lesson instructor.


Aug 2010 - Present

B.A. Public and Urban Affairs

Virginia Tech

Minors in Communication and International Relations


  • COMM-Political Communication
  • GEOG 1014-World Regions
  • GEOG 4204-Geography of Resources
  • ECON 2005-Microeconomics
  • ECON 2006-Macroeconomics
  • IS 2054-Introduction to World Politics
  • IS 2064-Global Econ and World Politics
  • PSCI 1014-US Gov and Politics
  • PSCI 3734-National Security
  • SPIA 1004-Nations and Nationalities
  • UAP 1024-Urban Public Issues
  • UAP 3014-Urban Policy and Planning
  • UAP 3024-Urban Regional Analysis
  • UAP 3224-Policy Implementation
  • UAP 3344-Global Environmental Issues
  • UAP 4714-Econ of State and Local Government
  • UAP 4754-Legal Foundations of Planning
  • UAP 5764-Advanced International Development Planning and Policy