Francisco is a Qubes systems engineer at Freedom of the Press Foundation, working on the SecureDrop team. In his previous role as a software engineer, he worked on the Dangerzone project. His teenage years were highly influenced by the Snowden revelations, which sparked his interest in privacy, digital security, and journalism. Ever since, he's been active in the digital rights community. He has a master’s in computer science and is a longtime Qubes OS user, having worked in the Qubes OS team under the Internews BASICS project just before joining FPF.