Michelle Kinzer

  • Blacksburg, VA US
Michelle Kinzer

Providence Urban Analysis


My objective is to obtain a career in global development that will further employ my passion for people and skills in planning. I have a strong management and leadership background that will help make me a suitable candidate for any team setting. My ideal career would challenge me to innovate and problem solve on a daily basis while getting to see the results of my efforts. 

Digital Cities Pecha Kucha

Leadership and Involvement

  • Student Alumni Associates of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association – Active Member: Hosts alumni reunions, class programs and spirit rallies, mentors new member
  • Tap Ensemble at Virginia Tech – Co-President: Holds regular practices, choreographs dances, organizes all group events and activities
  • Hokie Ambassadors – Campus Tour Guide: Gives walking tours to prospective students and families, hosts admissions programs
  • Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society – Active Member: Completes Spanish related community service hours
  • The Big Event, 2012-2013 – Community Relations Committee: Compiled contact points in the Blacksburg community for Virginia Tech’s service event
  • Democratic Party of Virginia’s State Convention, Summer 2012 – Volunteer
  • Daughters of the American Revolution – Active Member



Public Speaking

Incredibly comfortable speaking in front of a crowd Proficient at compiling and delivering thorough and professional presentations

Microsoft Office

Proficient in the basics of all programs in the Microsoft suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel


Fluent Spanish speaker Studied abroad in Chile, Summer 2013

Work History

Work History
Mar 2013 - Present

Building Manager

Virginia Tech Squires Student Center
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013


U.S. Senator Tim Kaine's Office
  • Compiled research on a variety of legislative issues concentrating in finance and veterans' affairs
  • Organized and maintained correspondence with constituents
May 2012 - Jul 2012


Public Strategies Washington

  • Completed research in the private sector on clients’ business relations with Congress
  • Helped with general office tasks and administrative support
May 2012 - Jul 2012


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Researched and kept track of toxic waste regulation filings


Aug 2010 - Present

Urban Affairs and Planning

Virginia Tech

GPA: 3.76

Related International Development Classes:

  • Principles of Economics 2005 and 2006
  • Spanish American Culture and Civilization 2754
  • Comparative Government and Politics 1024
  • Global Ethics 2304
  • Global Environmental Issues 3344
  • World Regions 1014
  • Geography of Global Conflict 2034
  • Nations and Nationalities 1004
  • Global Economies and World Politics 2064
  • Advanced International Development Planning and Policy 5764G (in progress)