We are excited to introduce Michaella O'Brien, the newest addition to the Global Change Center team!


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Michaella was raised in north central Texas and moved to Tennessee to attend Lee University where she obtained her B.S. in Public Relations. While attending university, Michaella worked as a marketing coordinator for a non-profit and traveled the United States promoting and working a variety of events. It was during this time she developed a passion for the intersection of education and innovation.

After graduation Michaella moved around a bit before deciding to make her home in Blacksburg. While settling into the area she visited Virginia Tech and knew immediately she wanted to join our ranks. With her background in marketing and event planning, Michaella is poised to contribute to the Global Change Center’s mission of shaping a brighter future through interdisciplinary approaches to education.

Join us in welcoming Michaella to the team!