Andrea Koppel is CEO & Chief Java Junkie at Time4Coffee LLC, a social enterprise and podcast, which she hosts, to help 18-25 year olds turn their college degrees into jobs and careers they love.
Ms. Koppel has worked at the intersection of public affairs, advocacy and journalism for over 30 years. Prior to launching Time4Coffee LLC in early 2018, Ms Koppel was Vice President of Global Engagement at the international humanitarian and development NGO, Mercy Corps, and headed up the agency’s Washington, D.C. office for six years.
She also worked at the American Red Cross where she led its strategic communications and messaging following the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake. Ms. Koppel also led a 10-person communications team at M + R Strategic Services, a cause-oriented public affairs firm supporting clients like The Save Darfur Coalition, Smart Growth America and Refugees International.
During the first chapter of her professional life, Ms. Koppel spent 20 years as a broadcast journalist, the last 14 of which were spent at CNN in Japan and China as well as in Washington, D.C, where she reported on American foreign and domestic policy. Her reporting won some of journalism’s highest honors, including: an Emmy, Gracie, DuPont and Peabody Award.
Ms. Koppel has a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from Middlebury College. She also speaks Mandarin Chinese and French. Ms. Koppel is married and has one son.