Marissa Lang is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covers the intersection of technology and culture, focusing on cybersecurity, disparities within the tech industry and how tech companies and the technology they create are reshaping the world. She has covered issues of privacy and surveillance, discrimination and sexual harassment in tech, the 2016 presidential election and fake news, among other topics. In 2016, Lang received first-place award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for a 6-month project on the plight of homeless farmworkers. Prior to joining the Chronicle in 2015, Lang covered city politics in Sacramento, California’s capital city, criminal and social justice across Utah and breaking news for the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s biggest newspaper. Her work has appeared in dozens of newspapers across the United States. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill School of Journalism, where she graduated with a concentration in government and politics and a minor in U.S. Latino Studies.