Andrea Cornejo is a native of Guayaquil, Ecuador and a video editor for The Washington Post, where she covers everything from breaking news to politics. She worked as a visual journalist for The Gainesville Sun while earning a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida and interned for the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the spring of 2018.
Her work has earned a number of recognitions, including Multimedia Story of the Year for the Hearst Journalism Awards Championship, first place in Enterprise News and General News for the National Hearst Journalism Awards Program, and Student Video Photographer of the Year for The White House News Photographers Association. She also participated in the XXX Eddie Adams Workshop as well as The Mountain Workshops.
Over the years, she has told a story of a family’s struggle to provide fresh water for their children in Cuba, documented the life of a Syrian refugee in Berlin and explored the topics of gender fluidity in a small village in the Dominican Republic. Her skills as a communicator and storyteller have helped her connect with people across all cultures — and break through the barriers of different races, religions and ethnicities.