Agata Bykovtsev

Title: 
Women's International Master
Rating: 
2264
Residence: 
Goleta, CA
Age: 
17
Status: 
Accepted
Bio: 

Agata began playing chess when she was eight. Highlights of her chess career include participation in the U.S. Woman's Chess Championship, Bronze at the World Youth in Greece, Gold at the North American Junior in Canada, and Gold at the PanAmerican Championships in Mexico.

Violin and the sciences are her passions outside of chess. At sixteen she earned AA degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

When not playing chess and going to school, she is conducting research in the Lipshutz Lab at UCSB where she has authored scientific papers in Organic Chemistry.

Agata has been awarded one of the nation's most prestigious college scholarships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and is headed to MIT to study Chemical Engineering in the fall.