“Grown-ish” actress Yara Shahidi celebrated being one step closer to graduating from Harvard—she has completed her thesis.
“Weighing in at 32,508 words and 136 pages, is this thesis writer, Yara Sayeh Shahidi! Let’s go,” she says in the video, which included the caption:
“YOUR FAVORITE THESIS WRITER IS OFFICIALLY DONE WRITING✨💪🏽TRY NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED BY MY STATS 😤 #ThesisComplete #Harvard #classof2022 #LESSSGOOO !!”
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Shahidi was accepted into Harvard in 2017 but took a gap year before beginning her studies. Speaking to Seventeen, she revealed that she got into every school she applied to, including Stanford University, Yale University, and Spelman College.
“I did get all of my college acceptances and I’m keeping them close to the belt as of right now, but I got into every college I applied to. So that’s really exciting. I found all of that out last week. My college plans are all up in the air, but I will choose within the next month,” she explained.
Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel in 2018, she shared that she once of aspirations of teaching.
“I’ve wanted to be a history professor for longer than I’ve wanted to be an actress,” she said of her Harvard acceptance. “And so I used to have the Harvard webpage up, and I’d go through the course catalog. So, needless to say, this is something I’ve been planning for a long time.”
And as for Shahidi’s major, she says:
“It’s a combination of history and economics and anthropology. And then, I’m taking African American studies as well. I still want to teach, but I also describe what I want to do as being policy adjacent. So, I guess I want to be next to Capitol Hill.”
Shahidi also runs her own production company alongside her mom Keri Shahidi.