Merritt is an emerging tech and infosec executive. She builds strategic initiatives for security and emerging technologies.

Merritt is a double Harvard graduate with experience in all three branches of government and a strong publication record. She is a leader in computer security, an Internet law and business expert, and a technology entrepreneur. Merritt is a Principal Security Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she provides technical cloud security guidance to complex, regulated organizations like the Fortune 100, and advises the leadership of AWS' largest customers on security as a bottom line proposition.

Following her graduation from Harvard Law School, Merritt served as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge James Baker at the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USCAAF), the US military's highest appellate court. USCAAF was experiencing the early reverberations of the realities of private companies owning the infrastructure of internet and technology, and the role of government and rights of military within that landscape.

In law school, Merritt conducted research at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, structuring individual research on the horizon of law, technology and business. Merritt was a law firm summer associate at Carlsmith Ball, LLP in Honolulu, HI, Cooley Godward Kronish in Boston, MA, and Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman in New York, NY. She has significant legal academic publications in the field of criminal constitutional law online, particularly child pornography law.

Merritt is a member of the New York Bar, the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Bar, and the US Supreme Court Bar. Security clearance information available upon request.