Fernanda Perez (she/her) grew up in the border cities of El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico. She studied Journalism and Sociology at American University in Washington D.C. where she also worked at the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and Al Jazeera Fault Lines. During her time at these organizations, she worked in video editing, translation, investigative reporting research, and content creation. Fernanda also worked with the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso providing legal support to those impacted by the Remain in Mexico Policy. She has written extensively for both academic audiences and mass media outlets about issues such as immigration, gun violence in Mexico, the private sector's cooperation with ICE, environmental degradation in Mexico, and the racialization of Latin American women in the United States through popular culture, among other issues.