I'm Daniela Markazi!
I am an Informatics Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (where I received dual Bachelor's Degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and a minor in Natural Resource Conservation), a Generation Google Scholar, a Computational and Data Science Fellow from the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on High-Performance Computing, and formerly a software/robotics engineer at John Deere. I have a strong dedication to supporting young individuals, women, and underrepresented students in their pursuit of STEM fields and academic endeavors. Furthermore, I am committed to contributing to disaster relief and resilience in Puerto Rico. My research centers on harnessing technology to elevate societal well-being, with a particular emphasis on underserved communities, environmental contexts, and the empowerment of young individuals. I am advised by Dr. Luis Rodríguez and Dr. Rachel Magee.