Andrea González

Day 1, Breakout Session 3: Finding My Way

Abstract: We’ll go over, in broad strokes, classic three act American film structure, generally as it incorporates the idea of The Hero’s Journey, then specifically as that applies to the Peter Jackson film, The Fellowship of the Ring. Consideration will be given to how the creative process can be enhanced, working within a well delineated structure. Finally these lessons will be extended to our real lives: How can you apply the structural elements of the screenplay to achieve the goal of your own personal Hero’s Journey? What is your Ordinary World? Have you had an Inciting Incident yet? Can you create one? Who are your Threshold Guardians, and how do you find them? Not sure we can always find the answers, but asking the questions is a good starting framework.

Born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Ciudad Juarez, Andrea grew up experiencing border life. She obtained her bachelors in Music Education in the New Mexico State University and a minor in psychology. Andrea began her musical training at the age of 5. She has performed in several orchestras, events, and festivals throughout Latin America.


Some major performances and collaborations include, performing with

  • Orquesta Esperanza Azteca for 4 years
  • Orquesta profesional de Ciudad Juárez
  • performing for Pope Francis
  • performances for 3 ex presidents of Mexico (Vicente Fox, Felipe Calderon, Enrique Penanieto)
  • performing at the Puerto Rico Music festival
  • the Aruba music festival
  • and more.


She has recently joined the band Fools like Me as their keyboardist

Andrea always tries to use the arts to focus on the biggest social problems that communities experience. She has coordinated and participated in multiple performances with an emphasis on social issues such as poverty, migration, and abuse.

Formerly, Andrea worked as a paralegal for the Dilley Pro Bono Project, where she provided legal services to the detained asylum seeking families. Andrea has organized several awareness raising and community actions events for migrant’s rights in Mexico and the US. Currently, she works with Innovation Law Lab, supporting, preparing, and advocating for the rights of migrants in the United States. Andrea oversees 2 programs that support the migrant communities and one of them has already distributed more than 70$ million dollars to the undocumented migrant communities in Oregon. Her goal is to continue fighting for the rights of migrants and ensuring due process to asylum seekers. Andrea is a passionate artist and defender of the humanitarian rights of migrants.

Nacida en El Paso, Texas y criada en Ciudad Juárez, Andrea se crió experimentado la vida fronteriza. Estudio en la Universidad de Nuevo México la licenciatura de Educación musical y una minor en psicología. Andrea comenzó su entrenamiento en la música a la edad de 5 años. Tocó en diferentes orquestas, eventos, y festivales a través de latino américa, entre ellos se incluye la Orquesta Esperanza Azteca, Orquesta profesional de Ciudad Juárez, concierto para el Papa Francisco, presentaciones para 3 ex presidentes de México, Puerto Rico Music festival, Aruba music festival, y más. Andrea intenta siempre utilizar el arte para hacer un enfoque en los problemas sociales más grandes que nuestras comunidades sufren. Ella ha coordinado y participado en múltiples conciertos con énfasis sobre problemas sociales como la migración, pobreza y abuso. Andrea actualmente trabaja apoyando, preparando y fomentando los derechos de los migrantes pidiendo asilo en los Estados Unidos. Durante esta pandemia, Andrea se ha enfocado en crear y coordinar programas que ofrecen ayuda financiera a la comunidad migrante que ha sido excluida de cualquier tipo de apoyo económico debido a su estatus migratorio. Andrea es una apasionada artista y defensora de los derechos humanitarios de la comunidad migrante y de los animales. Acompáñanos a conocer más sobre ella este episodio de Latinas Maravillosas.

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