​​Maritza Johnson is an expert on human-centered security and privacy with industry, teaching, and research experience, she is currently a principal at Good Research. In prior roles, Maritza was the founding director of the Center for Digital Civil Society at the University of San Diego, a user experience researcher at Google, a researcher at the International Computer Science Institute, and a technical privacy manager at Facebook.

Dr. Johnson holds advanced degrees in computer science from Columbia University (M.S., Ph.D.). She is also a graduate of University of San Diego (B.A.).

Her paper "The Failure of Online Social Network Privacy Settings" won the Future of Privacy Forum's Privacy Papers for Policy Makers Award in 2011.

Maritza Johnson