Andrea González-Ramírez is a New York City-based journalist from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. She is a Senior Writer at GEN, a new Medium publication about politics, power, and culture, and an Ida B. Wells fellow at Type Investigations. The stories she’s most passionate about are those showing the impact policy can have on someone’s everyday life.
Previously she was a Senior News and Politics Writer for Refinery29, a leading digital outlet for millennial women. Some of her recent work includes an analysis of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign proposals, a feature on Hurricane Maria’s impact on the mental health of Puerto Ricans, and an original series about women of color running for office in 2018, including an exclusive interview with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prior to her primary win.
She’s been featured as an expert commentator on CBSN, MSNBC Live, The Mother Jones Podcast, BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM, and other outlets. González-Ramírez’s work has also appeared in NPR’s Latino USA, El Diario Nueva York, Centro Voices, Diálogo, among others.
In 2016, she launched Los Que Se Fueron, a collection of interviews exploring what it means to be a young Puerto Rican living stateside. González-Ramírez holds a Master of Journalism with a concentration on International Reporting from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus with a degree in Journalism and Sociology.