Andrea Marín was born in San José, Costa Rica, in 1985. She obtained her Law Degree at the Universidad de Costa Rica in 2009.
On her first years as a law student, Andrea directed the David Soto Vallecillo moot court competition for teenagers, which introduced youngsters to human rights protection and constitutional law. Afterwards, she represented her University in Washington D.C. when she was part of the 2007 Costa Rican team at the International Moot Court Competition Philip C. Jessup.
While completing her studies, Andrea worked for five years as a paralegal at the first international law firm of Costa Rica, Arias & Muñoz. She specialized in complex real estate transactions, corporate law, and administrative law. As a senior paralegal, Andrea was part of the counselor team of the buyer for the merger and acquisition awarded with the Latinlawyer Business Award 2007 and was responsible for the organization of the English Writing for Lawyers Course between Arias & Muñoz and the University of Georgetown from 2005 to 2008.
Her graduation thesis on indirect expropriation and the possible consequences in case of breach of her country’s obligations in international investment law, was graded with honors. A synopsis of her work was published at the Revista Judicial number 94 (an academic journal) under the title: ‘Different forms of illegal investment expropriation in International Law: an analysis for Costa Rica’.
After her graduation in 2009 Andrea worked as an associate lawyer at Arias & Muñoz, until she was invited to work as an advisor for the Minister of Justice and Peace. Andrea became the coordinator of the Drafting Commission for the Bill of Law on International commercial arbitration based on the UNCITRAL Model law. In addition, she was in charge of the coordination of competitiveness and legal certainty matters at the Minister's office.
In 2010, she worked at the Costa Rican National Congress as an advisor to the pro-government Congressman Francisco Chacón. Andrea advised and supported the Congressman work at the Parliamentary Commissions of Legal Affairs, Tax Affairs and Constitutional Affairs.
In 2012 Andrea worked as an advisor for the Minister of Presidency in subjects related to parliamentary law, constitutional law and public policies.
Andrea is a native Spanish speaker, she is fluent in English and she has basic knowledge of French.