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Speaker Bios

Emily Pinette, Assistant Director, Chapter Programs

Emily Pinette is an Assistant Director of Chapter Programs, working with Virginia Tech’s alumni chapters in the DC-metro area and along the Northeastern corridor. In this volunteer management role, Emily supports the administration, event planning and volunteer recruitment of the chapters within her portfolio. She also manages several annual events, such as Welcome to the City Parties, planned centrally from the chapter team. Before moving to the Advancement Division, Emily was the Associate Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations for the Pamplin College of Business Graduate programs.

Prior to her career at Virginia Tech, Emily worked in career services, employer relations and program administration at several Washington, D.C.-area universities. As an Assistant Dean at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, Emily managed the Masters in Public Relations and Corporate Communications Program. While there, she led the admissions committee, managed program staff and recruited faculty. Prior to joining Georgetown, Emily worked as a Senior Career Consultant at The George Washington University’s School of Business, where she focused on career coaching and building programs for undergraduate business students.

Before moving into higher education, Emily worked for 10 years in marketing and public relations. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Virginia, and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Maryland.

Kelsey Moyer is the current Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement, located in the Arlington office in the Greater DC Metro area. She is originally from San Diego, CA and attended St. John’s University in Queens, NY where she played NCAA Division 1 softball and also received her master’s degree while working in the Alumni Relations office as a graduate assistant. She has worked in higher education for three years and in the Advancement and Alumni Relations field for five and half years. Kelsey started at Virginia Tech last September and primarily focuses on engaging young alumni across the entire university by planning events tailored for young alumni interests. As the Asst. Director of Young Alumni Engagement, she provides a bridge for the newest Hokie alumni to stay connected to VT as they leave and purse their careers and lives outside of Blacksburg. She helped create young alumni committees in some of the major metropolitan areas, such as DC, NYC, Richmond, Charlotte and San Francisco. These committees serve as a landing platform for young alumni venturing to a new cities, creating lifelong networks and continuing the connection with Virginia Tech.