Alexandrea J. Ravenelle has more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications and development for nonprofits and small to mid-sized companies.
Originally trained as a journalist, her work has been published nationwide in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, thefrisky.com, The San Jose Mercury News, The Houston Chronicle, The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Huntsville Times.
As a member of the nonprofit community, she has served in a number of roles including Board Treasurer for Areyvut; Director of The Elie Wiesel Foundation; Senior Development Officer for National Council on Economic Education; Event Planner for A Better Chance; Grant Writer for New York Legal Assistance Group and AmeriCorps Promise Fellow for Columbia/Boone County Community Partnership.
Before working as a consultant, Ravenelle served as a marketing Manager for TCC Group, a nonprofit consulting firm, and as a Director and Senior Publicist with GlobalFluency, an international public relations and marketing firm. While with GlobalFluency, she managed a variety of public relations accounts including eDiets.com, Partsearch Technologies, Freeplay Foundation and Alcatel-Lucent and directed several research reports/white papers through the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council.
Ravenelle remains active in academia as an Adjunct Instructor in sociology and cross-cultural communications at several colleges and universities including Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women and St. Joseph's College and online for the University of Louisiana - Monroe. She holds a Bachelor's degree with a focus on Journalism and a Master's degree in Sociology with a Graduate Minor in Women's & Gender Studies.
In her free time, Ravenelle is writing Breathing Underwater, her memoir on surviving a year of tragedies, optimistic and confident.