About Andrea

My work has appeared or aired in various venues including The New York Times, Salon, Brain, Child, 429, xoJane, AEON, Manifest-Station, Sliver of Stone, The Washington Blade, The Manhattan Resident, NPR, PBS, and the anthologies, Looking Queer and All that Glitters.

I’ve performed my stories at venues throughout the U.S., mostly in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami including Sit ‘n Spin at Comedy Central Stage, Spark at Powerhouse Theater, Word-a-Rama at Highland Grounds, the Fake Gallery, Lip Service West in Oakland, Porchlight in San Francisco, Lip Service at Miami Book Fair International, and the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables.
I’m the creator of Lip Service, the most honest and entertaining literary event anywhere. Lip Service is true stories out loud and is a quarterly production of Books & Books in Miami. We’re so good, we won a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Award.

I’m now the executive producer, teacher and co-host of the podcast Writing Class Radio. You’ll hear true personal stories told by the students in my class and a little bit about how to write your own stories.

I got a master’s degree from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania and spent several years after college trying to save the world. My last real job was directing Bike Out, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of queer youth through mountain biking expeditions. Now, I’m a full time mom and writer and a teacher of memoir at Writing Class Radio.

I’ve just finished my second memoir currently titled Attention Whore.

I live in Miami, Florida with my wife Victoria, and kids: Tashi, Sebastian and Beast.