My name is Divya Aikat and I'm an eighth grader at Smith Middle School. I have always loved Math and Science. I hope to be a doctor when I grow up. I'm not really sure at the moment which type of doctor I want to be, but I'm leaning towards becoming a pediatrician.
At Smith, I take chorus and Spanish 2. I've taken Spanish since kindergarten and I started chorus in sixth grade and I hope to continue both throughout highschool and college. My favorite subject in school is Science. For extra-curricular activities, I participated in Cross Country for the Fall season. In the past, I've done basketball, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, and swimming. I'm also in the MathCounts club and on the Science Olympiad team. I've been in both teams since sixth grade.
I love hanging out with my friends, both in person and online. I love reading and I hope to buy Gray's Anatomy, the medical book, and read through it all. When I travel, I enjoy coming to Michigan to visit my cousins, grandparents, and aunt and uncle. Over this winter break, I'm travelling to India for the first time in 11 years! I enjoy playing Sudoku, watching Netflix (my favorite TV show is Criminal Minds), and playing Super Smash Bros with my brother on my Wii U.
I have an older brother, who's currently a Morehead-Cain scholar at UNC and also went through the Shodor program. I was born in Chapel Hill and I've lived there my whole life. Both of my parents are professors at UNC, my mom works in computer science and my dad works in journalism. I joined Shodor because I really enjoy STEM and I want to learn more about it and how to apply it in the real world and I'm really excited to be an Apprentice.