Maria Raykova

Graduate Student

Motion Design and Animation | Storrs


Hometown: Troy, MI, USA

UConn location: Bishop Graduate Studio 132

M.A. – 2nd year

Assistantship: Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

Education:  B.A. Animation & Digital Arts, University of Southern California, 2015
Certificate in Instructional Design (Level 1), California State University – Fullerton, 2018

Language(s) Spoken: Български (Bulgarian)

Area of Research / Artistic Focus: animation, e-Learning

Maria’s creativity is fueled by her passion for learning. As an animator she has collaborated with world-class scientists at NASA, USC, UCLA, and now UConn! In addition, her work has been seen by millions of Youtube viewers on the educational channels Veritasium, Socratica, and SupertutorTV. As an MFA student in DMD, Maria will further explore the use of digital media to create accessible, innovative e-learning experiences.

Recent Achievements: Veritasium “Why are 96,000,000 Black Balls on this Reservoir?”

B.A. Thesis Film “The Long Now

Industry Experience: Maria was a Multimedia Editor with EBSCO Information Services for over 2.5 years, where she produced and/or edited hundreds of instructional videos, animations, and images for an audience of healthcare professionals.

Fun Fact: I am not only interested in science! Two areas of great personal interest to me are philosophy and artificial intelligence. If you are an expert in either of these areas and want to collaborate, please contact me!
Maria Raykova
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