Andrea Merriman-Ramsey attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and in 1990 earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations and advertising. She married, she and her husband moved to Denver, Colorado, to establish their careers and rear their family, which eventually included four children and there they enjoyed nearly two decades of happy family life, financial prosperity, and service in the Church and community. Until March 18, 2009, when one conversation with her husband changed the entire course of their lives and their family and Andrea returned to full-time employment to support her children.
An administrator in continuing education at BYU since 2013, Andrea serves on the Campus Communications Committee, the BYU Social Media Committee, and as a guest speaker for BYU’s Marriott School of Management, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a number of other organizations and groups nationally and internationally. For her work at BYU, she received a SAERA (Staff and Administrative Excellence Recognition Award) for Exceeding Customer Expectations in 2014 and a SAERA for Demonstrating Integrity in 2016. She is a member of the UPCEA (University Professional and Continuing Education Association), BYU’s Faculty Women’s Association (FWA), and PMI (Project Management Institute).
Andrea’s writing has appeared in regional and national publications. She has served as a guest blogger for The Denver Post’s “Mile High Mammas” and “My Name is Jacy”, and she authored a successful personal blog, “The Unexpected Life”, which resulted in media features on NBC and regional affiliates, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, and major networks.
She is an avid student, reader, musician, and fan of theater and art. She also demonstrates her quest for lifelong learning by experiencing new cultures and their people—having traveled to 34 countries so far. However, her greatest passion is her four children: Andy, who served an LDS mission to Madrid Spain and is a senior at BYU; Sarah, also a senior at BYU but currently serving in the LDS Lansing Michigan mission; Matt, a hard working (employed since age 14), lacrosse loving junior in high school; and Jake, an energetic fifth grader who keeps her busy and young.