Divya Dinraj '19
Divya is a third-culture child—she was raised and has lived in India, Dubai, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She earned her BA (magna cum laude) in neuroscience and psychology from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard College. Divya has higher education experience in admission and residence life. She wrote her thesis on women of color (WoC) mental health, and the need for cultural competency in counseling. At Bard, Divya serves as an academic adviser and coordinates Passion to Persist, a program designed to inspire and support underrepresented students in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing (SM&C) by providing individualized peer coaching, faculty mentoring, and cohort support. As a program coordinator and early college alumna, Divya is excited to work with students of color from various backgrounds and take tangible steps towards making Bard an equitable home and college for the scholars.