Shysta Sehgal

Research Assistant, University of Toronto

About Shysta Sehgal

I am a rising second year student at the University of Toronto, doing a specialist in Computer Science and a major in Cognitive Science.

I am very passionate about equitable education, and I look forward to using code to address this area in the longer run.

I am also the founder of a startup, Sui Generis Education, which aims to provide mentorship to high school students from marginalised communities to apply to universities. You can always connect with me if you know of someone who'd need that help.

Lastly, my research project focuses on the enabling and constraining factors for women in tertiary STEM education. I am hoping that my research could help in developing policies that encourage more women to pursue STEM in university.

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of Toronto

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Psychology Sociology

Area of Expertise

Computer Science Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Social Sciences

I am from:


I speak:

English Hindi Punjabi

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Nature & environment Pets Reading Travelling Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Influencer Of


Channels contributed to:

Social Sciences STEM Research