PWB had the chance to sit down to discuss Andrea’s upcoming trip to Nepal.

Andrea Sarcos was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a dual bachelors degree in Journalism and Creative Photography. She works as a full-time multimedia storyteller and has spent the past few years traveling around the globe learning about different peoples and cultures. She is passionate about continuing on this journey and expanding her efforts to help those in need.

About the Photographer

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At the young age of four, my mother packed up a suitcase full of my favorite Barbie dolls and clothes and we flew to the United States. Florida became our home.

When my parents decided to move to another country to give me a better future, I was too young to know how big of a decision they had made. But looking back now, I am forever grateful to them because of all the amazing opportunities I’ve had while living in the U.S. I’ve had the resources to help me realize my full potential, and now I’m ready to give back to others.

I am passionate about helping Firefly Children’s Home and Prisoner’s Assistance’s children’s homes because they exist to educate and nurture Nepali children to reach their full potential. These kids are able to have a chance to live a good life despite their circumstances.

I strongly believe we’re all connected. Through our shared planet, waters, air, hope and dreams. All children, regardless of race, ethnicity, social or economic background deserve to be raised in a nurturing environment.

I am positive that helping Firefly Children’s Home will have a positive ripple affect on their community, Nepal, and even the world. As a full-time photographer with a dual bachelors degree in journalism and creative photography, I will do my best to portray these organizations in an honest light. I love spending as much time as I can getting to know my subjects and their environment. I aim for those who view my photos to feel like they were actually there, to feel the energy and emotions of people who live on the other side of the globe. By amplifying the voices of those who are most vulnerable, we can gain humbling new perspectives and be the force for awareness, aid and change.