Andrea González-Ramírez is a New York-based independent journalist from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. She was most recently a Senior Staff Writer at GEN, Medium’s official magazine about politics, power, and culture. She is also the founder of the Latinas in Journalism Mentorship Program.
González-Ramírez is one of the authors of AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from St. Martin’s Press. She is one of the recipients of the 2021 ASME NEXT Awards and was also a 2019-2020 Ida B. Wells fellow at Type Investigations. Her yearlong investigation into Puerto Rico’s epidemic of intimate partner violence led to major changes in public policy.
González-Ramírez has been featured as an expert commentator on CBSN, MSNBC, The Mother Jones Podcast, WNYC’s The Takeaway, BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM, and other outlets. Her work has also appeared in The Cut, Refinery29, PRX’s Latino USA, El Diario Nueva York, Centro Voices, Diálogo, among others. She is represented by David R. Patterson of Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.
In 2016, González-Ramírez launched Los Que Se Fueron, a collection of interviews exploring what it means to be a young Puerto Rican living stateside. She 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.