Maritza is a security and privacy researcher at ICSI. Her research tends to focus on helping people better understand the privacy and security decisions they encounter in their daily lives.
Previously, she was a user experience researcher at Google, a technical privacy manager at Facebook, and a postdoc with Professor David Wagner at UC Berkeley. She completed her PhD in computer science at Columbia University where her research adviser was Professor Steve Bellovin. As an undergrad, she studied computer science at University of San Diego.