Andrea’s writing appears in Redivider, Gay Magazine, Bitch, Hobart, The Baltimore Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Catapult, Third Coast, the anthology Body Language, and elsewhere. Her novel manuscript about Korean American adoptee siblings was selected as a semi-finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship and was workshopped at the Tin House Winter Novel Workshop. She has an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University.


Andrea has served as an in-school teaching artist for PEN/Faulkner's Writers in Schools program and as a contributing writer for the We Need Diverse Books blog.

Andrea was born in Korea and adopted as a baby. She was raised on Staten Island, New York (the forgotten borough). After stints in upstate NY, Boston, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. (with a few glorious Pacific Northwest summers thrown in), she currently lives in Brooklyn.