Andrea Marquez is a Mexican-American with 8+ years of professional experience in production, digital marketing, and communications. Currently, Andrea is a Podcast Host and Producer at Amazon, and works closely with the Amazon small business empowerment team. Andrea is also the creator and former host of LatinEQUIS, a bilingual podcast seeking to motivate audiences to get involved with the Latinx community. Through her time hosting LatinEQUIS, Andrea had the honor of interviewing Latinx from all types of backgrounds including Ellen Ochoa, Sonia Manzano, Enrique Acevedo, U.S. government officials, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, industry-thought leaders, and more.
Previously, Andrea was on the Account Management teams at Cien+ and the Hispanic Communications Network, where she drove societal impact by infusing cultural intelligence into long term strategies for her clients such as Merck, Prudential, Pfizer, the CDC, UnidosUS, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and more.
Andrea’s previous experience includes working for singer and producer Marc Anthony, by developing a rebranding strategy, improving communications, and engaging Marc’s fanbase. She also worked at A&E Networks, the parent company of AE Network, the History Channel, and Lifetime — as a digital editor, and served as part of the team that initiated a corporate diversity program within the company. While finishing her Master’s degree Andrea was a freelance writer and event organizer in Texas and Mexico City, working with the Secretariat of Agriculture of Mexico, the Penguin Random House Publishing Company, and various production companies.
Andrea holds a B.A. in Political Science and Theatre Directing from Columbia University and an M.A. in Journalism and Legal Studies from Harvard University. During her free time she volunteers as a Child Advocate for the Young Center, enjoys reading (she reviews books for Penguin Random House), building legos, or doing anything that involves being creative.