Law Clerk Andrea Torres was born in Kendall, Florida but settled in Miami, Florida as a newborn baby only a few hours later. Since then, she was raised in the suburbs alongside her little sister and lived her life navigating through different cultures as the daughter of two South American immigrants—a Colombian mother and Ecuadorian father. Andrea spent many summers with her grandparents in Colombia where she not only learned about her cultural heritage but honed her Spanish speaking, reading, and writing abilities as well.

All throughout her primary and secondary education she held an affinity for humanities. Particularly the study of language arts and visual arts as evidenced by her tackling many Advanced Placement courses in such fields. When she was out of the classroom, Andrea earned many volunteer hours as a member of Key Club by assisting with everything from the IRONMAN Miami marathon to clean up efforts at Camillus House. 

After graduating from Doral Academy Preparatory High School, Andrea attended Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs. While at FSU, Andrea continued to exercise her love for humanities by taking classes in religion, philosophy, and sociology, writing for FSU's Her Campus chapter, and studying abroad in London where she studied European history. She also discovered a passion for working with younger demographics and humanitarian causes as a mentor for PeaceJam Southeast and political intern for The Borgen Project. Most notably, she solidified her desire to pursue a legal career after being selected to serve as a member for FSU Housing's Residential Conduct Board and getting involved with student government parties that promoted inclusivity and diversity such as Progress FSU.

After Graduating FSU, Andrea jumped straight into law school by attending Tulane University in August of 2022. At Tulane, Andrea first became involved with their Immigrants' Right Clinic as a volunteer, Spanish interpreter, which taught her many of the skills needed for client interaction and legal scholarship. Her first summer as a law student was spent interning for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida's Criminal Division where she was exposed to the federal criminal system as was able to practice her legal research and writing skills. Now back in school for her second year, Andrea has managed to become a junior member of Tulane's Maritime Law Journal, an official Research Assistant for Tulane's Immigrants' Right Clinic, and a law clerk for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services' Family Unit where she works on cases ranging from custody disputes to domestic violence. In regard to her life in Miami, Andrea is planting the seeds of her return by working as a law clerk at Segarra & Associates, P.A. where receives great mentorship from two highly skilled attorneys: Attorneys Manuel “Manny” A. Segarra, III and Irech M. Colón.

As a law clerk, Andrea hopes to employ her abilities in a matter that is most beneficial to the needs of the firm's clients who often are going through difficulties in their personal life. Ever since she decided to pursue a legal career, Andrea has considered helping those going through familial strife, especially the kind that involves the welfare of minors, to be the most fulling way to practice as an attorney.

In her free time, Andrea enjoys exploring the city, sketching, reading books, and spending time with her friends and family.