Fernanda Santos is an expert in storytelling, narrative writing and bilingual reporting.
She is a Southwest Borderlands Initiative professor of practice in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Prior to her position at ASU, Santos was the first Brazilian staff writer for the New York Times where she worked for 12 years and became the Phoenix Bureau chief.
Santos is a contributing opinion columnist at The Washington Post, a faculty member of the Poynter Institute's Power of Diverse Voices seminar and a board member of the Arizona Latino Media Association. Additionally, she is the author of "The Fire Line: The Story of Granite Mountain Hotshots" which tells the story of 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013.
In the classroom, Santos teaches an advanced bilingual reporting course in which ASU Cronkite students cover a range of topics in Latino communities using a combination of audio, video, text, photo and graphic elements.