Michael Poore

BA, Public and Urban Affairs with a major in Environmental Policy and Planning, minors in GIS and Strategic Communications, Virginia Tech
Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Global Planning and International Development Certification, Virginia Tech


Transportation Management
& Design, Inc.
U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Sustainable Policy Making and Planning in Europe Program


Marine Corps Foundation Scholarship (2018-2022)
Dean’s List (2018-2022)
Al Steiss Award for Outstanding Graduate Senior in the Public & Urban Affairs Design
Summa Cum Laude Graduate
Virginia Citizens Planning Association Scholarship
Award for Graduate Student for Professional Promise

Associate Planner

Michael is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech, where he pursued his graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning. His enthusiasm for public transportation emerged during a study abroad in Europe, where he experienced the transit systems in Freiburg, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria. As a student, Michael worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he reimagined the monthly data reports for the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and presented to a symposium on reducing car dependency within the United States. Furthermore, Michael collaborated with local governments like Bluefield, West Virginia to conduct an in-depth housing study of the town and Roanoke, Virginia to craft a heat resiliency plan for the city.

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