About Me

My name is Divya Aikat and I'm a rising freshman at Chapel Hill High School. I really like 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.

I'm taking Spanish 3 this year. I've taken Spanish since kindergarten. My favorite subject in school is Science. For sports, I participated in Cross Country for the Fall season in 2016. I'm also in the MathCounts club and on the Science Olympiad team. I've been in both teams since sixth grade.

I love reading and I hope to buy Gray's Anatomy, the medical book, and read through it all. When I travel, I enjoy going to Michigan to visit my cousins, grandparents, and aunt and uncle. Over this winter break (2016), I'm travelling to India for the first time in 11 years! I enjoy watching Netflix (my favorite TV show is House M.D.).

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.