About


Hello, I’m glad you’re here!

I’m Andrea Weckerle, founder, writer, and communications specialist.

Having lived in four countries and nine U.S. states, I’ve had the great fortune of meeting people from all different kinds of backgrounds and nationalities. Combined, these experiences taught me that a successful life is made up of close and supportive relationships, a lifestyle that nurtures physical and emotional well-being, and a commitment to helping make the world a better place for all its inhabitants.

If I had to choose a hashtag to describe my personal philosophy, it would be #ReadyLiving.


Brief snapshot of my professional background

Previous Work

  • Founded CiviliNation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing online harassment, character assassination, misinformation, and violence, which I led for over ten years. It closed in mid-2021.
  • Wrote the book Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People Can Triumph over Haters, Trolls, Bullies, and Other Jerks (available on Amazon).
  • Taught in graduate programs at Georgetown University and Kent State University.
  • Ran my own boutique communications consultancy and worked with national agencies.
  • Helped design, develop, and implement alternative dispute resolution systems for Fortune 500 companies while working at global professional services organization EY.

Education

Juris Doctor and Master of Arts (MAIS) with a focus on Public Relations/Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Media

Quoted and published in media such as The Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Fortune, New York Daily News, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, and USA Today, and presented at places such as SXSW, the National Press Club, and AASCU’s American Democracy Project.