Andrea Ficarelli

Change Consultant

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Alma Mater
Loyola University Chicago

What She’s Passionate About

Andrea loves collaborating creatively to help clients tell a story and distill their objectives into simple content that resonates with the target audience. 

Her Professional Experience

Andrea has a psychology degree and is currently completing a Master’s in Learning & Org Change. Her background is in jury research consulting, where she conducted focus groups and collected data to identify case strategy insights for clients. 

Where She Makes a Difference

Andrea volunteers for a local non-profit theatre group out of Glen Ellyn – the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble – and was proud to facilitate their recent strategic planning session. 

An Unlikely Path

One summer in college Andrea worked for a mosquito abatement company driving to communities all over the Chicagoland area, treating catch basins. This was before GPS on phones, so she had to use large paper maps to find her way each day! Three takeaways from this work she’s never lost: her sense of direction, her love of morning talk radio, and her values of trust and personal accountability. 

Family Matters

In her spare time Andrea enjoys reading books to her two children and having philosophical debates with her spouse about TV and movies. She also takes care of two exceptionally needy cats! 

Fun Facts

She used to teach moms-only HIIT fitness classes. 
She’s a lover of all things sci-fi – shows, books, movies, etc. 
She loves to travel and has briefly lived and worked in two other countries – Scotland and Italy. 
She can’t live without Magnolia home decor or puzzles (crossword or jigsaw).