Instructor Information

Susan Merritt
After earning degrees in computer science and math from Cornell and UC San Diego, Susan Merritt spent the majority of her career in the world of technology, designing data warehouses for scientific R&D data. While in graduate school in San Diego, Merritt took up martial arts, eventually earning a black belt in karate. She also taught self-defense courses to college students for many years. After retiring in 2015, Merritt decided to combine her love of teaching, expertise in technology, and background in self-defense to create a senior safety course addressing the physical as well as technological threats of today's world.

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