Andrea González-Ramírez is a New York City-based journalist from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. She is currently a Senior Staff Writer at GEN, Medium’s official magazine about politics, power, and culture. She’s also the organizer behind 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 was also awarded the prestigious Ida B. Wells fellowship at Type Investigations in 2019, which concluded by publishing a yearlong investigation into Puerto Rico’s epidemic of intimate partner violence. Following her investigation, Gov. Wanda Vázquez signed a measure into law offering domestic violence training to municipal police.
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 Refinery29, NPR’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.