Robert Fernandez joined the board of Wikimedia District of Columbia in December 2015 and is Chair of the Communications Committee. He has edited Wikipedia since February 2004 and has been an administrator there since November 2004. He is a former editor-in-chief of the Wikipedia Signpost, a lead organizer of WikiConference North America 2016, and a former employee of the Wiki Education Foundation. He has presented on Wikipedia-related topics at numerous conferences, including the Florida Library Association, the Society of Florida Archivists, WikiCite, WikidataCon, and Wikimania. He is an academic librarian and his research focuses on Wikipedia and information literacy.