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Dr. Theresa Johnson (she/her)

Product Manager, Airbnb

Dr. Theresa Johnson works on new Payments technology platforms to accelerate belonging at Airbnb. 

On Payments she leads multiple cross-functional teams focused on micro-services architecture and platform APIs. Her product team builds platform products and tools to allow any developer to seamlessly integrate with Airbnb Payments infrastructure. Theresa joined Airbnb as a Data Scientist. As a data scientist, she worked on product teams focused on supply growth and quality using natural language processing, image recognition and generative AI. 

Dr. Theresa Johnson also invests in AI technology platforms and Payments infrastructure and cares deeply about advancing women in tech and startups.

She has a BS, MS and PhD in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Stanford University. 

She is the board chair of StreetCode Academy, a California nonprofit of the year in 2020-2021 for providing high quality technology education to underserved communities. She is also on the Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the Board of Trustees for Presidio Knolls School.

Theresa recently moved from Bernal Heights, San Francisco to Oakland with her husband Brian, daughters Cora and Luna, and her rescued catahoula hound, Amelie. She enjoys being an Airbnb host in San Francisco.



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