Andrea Hernandez was born in Florida, United States, and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. After graduating from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello with a degree in Journalism, she worked for El Estímulo, a local web media. Specializing in multimedia publications, one of her pieces merited a grant by the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation in 2017. The same year, she was part of the team given the best news coverage award by the Sociedad Interamericana de la Prensa and she was honored with the Golden Scarf by the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop staff at Mexico City. She recently completed the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York, where she was elected by faculty and students to give the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony. She was shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, participated in the XXXI Eddie Adams Workshop and was selected as a Women Photograph Mentee for the class of 2018-2019.