Maritza Johnson

Maritza Johnson

User Experience Researcher

Google Research

Hi, I’m Maritza. I believe technology can improve our lives but today’s systems aren’t always built in a way that empowers people. People have a hard time getting simple answers to their questions about what’s possible or how things work. Leaving some people feeling resigned, helpless, or reluctant. I want to fix that by helping people understand the security and privacy decisions they face as they interact with technology.


  • Human factors
  • Privacy
  • Security


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2012

    Columbia University

  • MS in Computer Science, 2008

    Columbia University

  • BA in Computer Science, 2005

    University of San Diego