Veronica Rivera

Veronica Rivera
Embedded Ethics Fellow

Veronica Rivera completed her Ph.D. in Computational Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was the recipient of the ARCS Foundation Scholarship and the Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship. She was also a visiting student at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Math from Harvey Mudd College. Veronica engages with the human-computer interaction and computer security research communities. Her research examines the safety and security harms people face while interacting via social computing systems and how to design tools that empower users in protecting against digital harm. Her doctoral research explored safety-related harms and users’ protective strategies in matching market platforms like online dating and gig work applications. At UCSC, Veronica also developed and taught the first technology ethics course for the human-computer interaction professional master’s program. Veronica is an Embedded Ethics Fellow in partnership with HAI and the Computer Science department.