Fernanda Santos is a Washington Post contributing columnist. Santos has reported in three languages, in Latin America and across the United States, on issues including politics, policy, criminal justice, immigration and more. She began her journalism career in Rio de Janeiro and is now a full-time professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University teaching narrative writing and bilingual reporting. Previously, she spent 12 years at the New York Times, including five as its Phoenix bureau chief. Santos is a recipient of the Kiplinger, International Reporting Project and Casey Children and Family fellowships; author of “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots,” about one of the deadliest wildfires in U.S. history; and a member of the faculty of the Poynter Institute's Power of Diverse Voices seminar. She is also a board member of the Arizona Latino Media Association.