Tanner is a rising sophomore studying computer science with applications in urban planning and cognitive science. He is passionate about community service and hopes to utilize computation to solve problems surrounding those most socially vulnerable in society. In his first year at MIT, Tanner demonstrated this passion through extracurricular involvement in the First Generation Program, with a key role in forming a new Pre-Orientation Program for low income and first generation students. He is also involved with CASE to provide housing for student’s families visiting for Commencement, and serves as publicity for Active Minds in hopes to decrease stigma of mental health within the MIT community. Recently, he has worked with the RLE Speech Communication Group in helping better speech recognition algorithms in development. This past summer, Tanner worked on interactive educational technologies for children with autism in Italy at the Politecnico di Milano.