Virginia, US

Andrea is an Associate at Fragomen’s Florida office, where she advises a diverse client base, including colleges and universities, multinational companies, investors and entrepreneurs, on U.S. immigration law matters. Specifically, Andrea focuses her practice on preparing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions on behalf of professors, researchers and professionals, including O-1 visas for individuals of extraordinary ability, EB-1 visas for outstanding professors/researchers and National Interest Waivers, when applicable.

Andrea initially joined Fragomen as a Law Clerk, as part of FIU College of Law’s inaugural “residency-based” Semester-in-Practice program. Andrea returned to the firm following her graduation from law school.

During law school, Andrea served as an intern for the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at the Krome facility, where she first-chaired various cases in deportation proceedings. She also served as an intern for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. Additionally, Andrea re-established and served as President of the Criminal Law Society at FIU College of Law. She was also a Staff Member and Senior Staff Member of the FIU Law Review, and a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Skills and Values II course.

Andrea’s pro bono work has included representing an undocumented minor from Honduras, who was in deportation proceedings and facing removal. Andrea successfully removed the case from deportation proceedings, and is in the process of obtaining U.S. permanent residence status on behalf of the minor in Special Immigrant Juvenile proceedings.

Andrea speaks English and Spanish.


Florida International University College of Law | J.D., 2017, cum laude
Florida International University | B.S., 2013


Recipient, Graduate Service Award, Student Bar Association, Florida International University, College of Law, 2017

Dean’s List, Florida International University, College of Law, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Recipient, CALI Excellence Award, Legal Skills and Values III, Florida International University, College of Law, Fall 2016

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Florida

Member, The Florida Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “Ethical Governance Day 2018.” Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics & Public Trust, Miami, FL, Oct. 24, 2018.

Featured, “FIU Law Brings Practical Training to Students with Semester-In-Practice Program.” FIU Law, 5 Dec. 2017.

Author, “Juvenile Offenders: Victims of Circumstance with a Potential for Rehabilitation.” FIU Law Review, Vol. 12, Issue 1, Fall 2016.