Diya believes in medical education democracy. She brainstorms solutions to support patients struggling to access medical services due to their socioeconomic circumstances. For her Rise project, she created HALO—a gender and race-inclusive AI app that guides users through the diagnosis and prognosis of central nervous system cancer. Diya is a two-time Congressional App Challenge winner and a national award winner at International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). She is also recognized by prestigious institutions such as NCWIT, national JSHS, and Science Olympiad. Diya was chosen by American Protege to perform viola repertoire at Carnegie Hall, and is the executive editor of an international literary magazine that has submissions from 70 countries and has reached over 19,000 high school students worldwide. As president of her cancer club at school, she advocates for public policy and donor registration to reduce the cancer burden for all. By founding a STEM non-profit, Diya plans to impact her local and global communities by bridging disciplines and contributing to the correction of social inequalities through innovation, research and advocacy.