Andrea Koppel is the CEO & Chief Java Junkie at Time4Coffee LLC, a social enterprise with a mission to help young people turn their degrees into careers they love. Andrea is also the host of the Time4Coffee podcast which features interviews with 100+ professionals – from the entry-level to the C-suite -- in dozens of careers providing listeners with the opportunity to have a virtual “networking coffee” and get firsthand career advice 24/7.
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.