Danilo Symonette

MIT Department: Comparative Media Studies
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Faculty Mentor: Justin Reich
Research Supervisor: Dr Garron Halliare


I am a rising senior Computer Science Major at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I am driven by a desire to serve my community through STEM outreach. Broadly my research interests lie in the intersection between Computer Science, Social Sciences, and Education, where I can explore applications of computing to improve the quality and accessibility of STEM education. I am also interested in using Computational Cognitive Science in order to understand how we learn and create models that mirror and possibly improve on that process. Aside from my academic and research endeavors, I enjoy basketball, playing video games, listening to jazz, rnb, rap, and ne-soul music (although still not limited to those genres at all), and watching anime/reading manga. I used to play classical piano and trumpet, and I also love cats, but dogs are growing on me.