Marta is the Head of UX Research for ChromeOS and Chromebooks and co-founder of the Sprintmaster Academy at Google. She is a mix of researcher and sprintmaster with a designer’s soul. This combination has helped more than 50+ different teams, inside and outside of Google, to create new products, improve processes, create project visions, design websites and features all by bringing different roles and expertise together to collaborate effectively resulting in world class innovation.
During her seven years at Google, she has led three worldwide Google research teams, which include Corporate Engineering, Education and now Chrome OS+Chromebooks. Her research results have helped shape Google’s strategy for internal and external facing products, provided insights critical to building the vision for 2 new products, Study Buddy and Socratic-by-Google. Which are being used by millions of students worldwide. Marta is also a founding CentralEDU member. CentralEDU’s mission is to conduct foundational research and create a forum to cross-pollinate Educational ideas.
Prior to arriving in California in 2013, she worked for Microsoft in Redmond, as the lead researcher for Microsoft Project, Microsoft Outlook and the strategic “big bet” that resulted in bringing communication and collaboration across the Office suite for the first time. At Bankinter, in Spain, she was part of the team that created the first transactional Spanish bank and content portal on the Internet.
She holds a PhD in Audiovisual Communication, from Complutense University of Madrid and a masters degree in Human Computer Interaction at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She was born and raised in Spain and studied a BA in Advertising and Public Relations from Complutense University of Madrid.