Martina Ibáñez-Baldor is a design director for Latino Initiatives at the Los Angeles Times. In this role, she is focused on creating a new vertical that will explore Latino culture and identity. She also serves as the art director for @latimesplants and the Latinx Files newsletter. Before joining The Times in 2015, Ibáñez-Baldor worked for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Milwaukee Magazine. She has a degree in journalism and Spanish from Marquette University.
Fidel Martinez writes the Latinx Files, a weekly newsletter that focuses on the American Latinx experience. He started at The Times in 2018 as an audience engagement editor, focusing on sports. Previously he worked as politics editor for Mitu, as a social storytelling producer for Fusion Media Group and content curator and managing editor for Break Media. He is a proud Tejano who will fight anyone who disparages flour tortillas.