Fernanda is The New York Times’ Phoenix bureau chief, in charge of covering Arizona and New Mexico. Since joining the paper in 2005, she has written about public education, child welfare, immigration, politics, crime, and other topics. Previously, she spent three years at the Daily News of New York. She has also worked at The Eagle-Tribune in Lawrence, Mass., the Union-News and Sunday Republican in Springfield, Mass., and at a newspaper in Brazil, where she was born. She is co-author of "Latinos in the United States," a reference guide published by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.