original art by Liana Kangas

original art by Liana Kangas

Andrea is a writer and PR professional currently working at Marvel Entertainment, where her primary role is to provide PR outreach and communications management to Marvel's robust line of comic book titles as well as assist with the planning and execution of large publishing campaigns and marketing initiatives. Previously, she worked as an Assistant Editor and writer at Entertainment Weekly. With a focus on diversity, "geek culture," and female-led media, she was responsible for cultivating much of Entertainment Weekly's comic and pop culture coverage. You can find Andrea’s work on the Internet and in print in publications such as Variety, Paste Magazine, Marvel, Mashable, Bustle, CVLUX, Brit & Co., Image+ Magazine and more.  

Andrea has spent years working with entertainment and comic industry talent, helping to promote their projects through traditional and non-traditional marketing. In 2014, she established a convention meet-up for the best-selling Image series Sex Criminals that led to the creation of the comic's first and only official fan group. Through this community, Andrea arranged multiple fundraisers for charity that raised over $2500 for organizations such as Futures Without Violence and The Hero Initiative.

As a writer specializing in the beats of television, genre movies, comics, and theater, Andrea has conducted interviews with top talent, writers, and directors, reported from hit television sets and red carpets, and provided coverage at major industry events such as San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, The Tony Awards, The New York Television Festival, and more.

Andrea holds a Masters of Science in Journalism from Medill's Northwestern University and a B.A. in English and Communications from The George Washington University. With over a decade of experience writing, consuming, and marketing pop culture both on camera and off, she allows her passion and love of all things creative to drive her work. Her career highlights include being offered a cashew by Mike Colter during a Defenders video interview, commiserating over T.G.I.F. days with Cobie Smulders, getting James McAvoy to curse in traffic, and interviewing the legendary Stan Lee on three separate occasions.

Andrea lives and works in New York City.