Hello, I’m Andrea Weckerle, the founder of CiviliNation and author of Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People Can Triumph over Haters, Trolls, Bullies, and Other Jerks (available on Amazon).

I have a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law, where I served on the Senior Staff of the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, and a Master of Arts (MAIS) with a focus on Public Relations/Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

After law school, I worked in the Legal Management Services division of an international professional services firm where I helped design, develop and implement comprehensive alternative dispute resolution systems for Fortune 500 companies. Before founding CiviliNation I ran my own boutique communications consultancy and also worked with national agencies, where my experience included legal and corporate communications, online communications, and social media.

I’ve been published in New York Daily News, CNN, The Wall Street Journal; been quoted in The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, USA Today; and presented at the SXSW Online Harassment Summit, BlogHer, and the Centre of Excellence for National Security at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; among others places.