Wait for someone's birthday to come up. Either yours or hers if within a month. Usually a good time to internet chat then and everyone is hidden behind screen so inhibitions fall off. Good time to understand her and get a peek into her interests if you want to start talking.
If no birthdays are coming up, you can just start a loose canonical talk. Talk about a subject matter but not in person, online or through someone. Then loose talk goes like "Wow. That's amazing. How you know that. Good teachers in your school" If you can somehow goad her into giving you the name of school or the teacher's name, you're in. Else stop convo and keep digging after a rest of a day or two.
This is if she's as shy as you say because she as you describe is in fembot territory. It could also just be she has a loving relationship outside of college with someone and hates where she ended up so she just shows upto college and gets the fuck out