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 is a founding member of the user groups Wikipedia Library User Group, WikiConference North America, and Florida Librarians of Wikipedia. He has presented on Wikipedia-related topics at numerous conferences, including the Florida Library Association, the Society of Florida Archivists, WikiCite, WikiConference North America, WikidataCon, and Wikimania. He is an academic librarian and college faculty member and his research focuses on Wikipedia and information literacy.