Divya Shankar was born and brought up in Bangalore, India. After her Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in Bangalore, she graduated with Masters in Space Science and Technology from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow in 2016.
She has spent a year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA as part of her studies. She has worked on many university satellite projects before as a core member and subsystem lead of onboard communication and ground station systems. She is working in Sputnix as a Systems Engineer and involved in satellite technologies R&D and satellite missions design.