Young genius girl bags PhD degree at 17 years old, sets outstanding record

Young genius girl bags PhD degree at 17 years old, sets outstanding record. 

A 17-year-old girl, Tessa Embry has successfully completed her PhD Degree from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota and has become one of the youngest ever PhD holders in the United States.

Tessa was an exceptional student right from High School having earned her Diploma at the age of 11 from Lake County College, Illinois and bagged her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the Chicago University, Chicago, Illinois at the age of 14.

Tessa proceeded for her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and earned it at the age of 15 and she thereafter enrolled for her PhD in Aviation Psychology at the Capella University in Minneapolis.

Tessa’s mother spoke about her achievement saying her daughter was prepared for the achievement. She said: “Academically and mentally she was prepared for it. And I didn’t want to put a cap on it and hinder her and limit her if she was able to accomplish it. And I just went on and encouraged her to go ahead and make the most of it.”

Dr Tessa Embry is a licensed pilot and also an author, she said she started reading and understood college materials at the age of 6 years old and 8 years old.

“The first topic that I read about was consciousness in sleeping dreams and about the neurons in the brain and I thought that was very interesting to study,” Tessa recalled.