Diya is a first-year undergraduate student at UC Davis majoring in Psychology with Biological Emphasis. She is interested in finding methods to help people cope with mental illness and studying the implications of cultural and social factors. After completing her undergraduate education, Diya aims to pursue a medical degree and become a psychiatrist to help individuals understand and validate the importance of mental health. Through research, she hopes to gain hands-on experience, better understand how our surrounding environment can impact our mental health, and explore various fields of psychology. In her free time, Diya enjoys singing, volunteering, being active, dancing, going on adventures, cooking, and socializing!