Andrea Figueroa Briseño is an investigative reporter at inewsource and a corps member for Report For America, a national service program that tasks journalists to report on undercovered communities and issues. She covers education and focuses her reporting on Latino students and families who are part of the San Diego Unified School District.
Briseño was previously the equity/underserved communities reporter at The Modesto Bee, where she shed a light on underreported issues in Stanislaus County. She is a first generation high school and college graduate. She’s also fluent in Spanish. Through her own education journey and that of her family members, she developed a passion for understanding and unveiling the challenges Latino students face.
As a Fresno native, Briseño began her journalism career at The Rampage and The Fresno Bee. She gained a wealth of experience in print reporting, editing and broadcasting at El Espartano Noticias, Spartan Daily and Update News. She later interned for NBC Bay Area and Telemundo in San Jose. Briseño is a graduate of Palomar College and San Jose State.