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Alexandrea Ravenelle, PhD

Marketing & Communications Consultant


Alexandrea J. Ravenelle, PhD has 15 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, San Jose Mercury News, The Houston Chronicle, The Huntsville Times, CityLife and Lexington Herald-Leader.  As a member of the nonprofit community, Alexandrea 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, Alexandrea 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.

Alexandrea remains active in academia as a Visiting Professor in Sociology at Mercy College. Her first book, Hustle: Working in the Gig Economy (working title) is currently under contract with the University of California Press. Alexandrea has a PhD in Sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center, and a Master's degree in Sociology and Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri.

Alexandrea teaches in VMG's classroom and online programs.

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