Maite Fernández Simon is a senior operations editor working with the Foreign and National Security teams at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post, Maite worked at CQ Roll Call, where she was responsible for audience engagement strategy. She managed the publication’s social media accounts, wrote guidelines and best practices for newsletters and helped interpret analytics for the newsroom. Previously, she worked in the nonprofit world, including a two-year stint as communications director for the International Center for Journalists. She started her career as a reporter for El Observador, a large newspaper in Uruguay, where she covered local news. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from ORT University in Uruguay and a master’s in multimedia journalism from the University of Maryland. She is bilingual in Spanish and is familiar with a handful of programming languages.