14 years old Thessalonika Arzu-Embry with an IQ of 199 has bagged a degree from Chicago State University, Illinois in the United States of America. She is set to earn her PhD at the age of 17.
Her mother homeschooled Thessalonika Arzu-Embry at a very young age before she was enrolled into Lake County College at the age of 11 where she graduated with top honours.
Thessalonika earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at 14, and at age 16 she had already bagged her Master’s degree. Now she’s proceeded to her doctorate degree in Aviation Psychology.
“I feel honored for the opportunity to help others at an early age. I feel very glad to enter college and help people,” she said.
“If I see opportunity to go forward, I would say, ‘Why slow it down?'” Arzu-Embry said. “It’s best to go through it and take advantage of the opportunity, because it will help other people as a whole; it will help businesses and society,“ she added.
Thessalonika’s mother, Wonder Embry, said she noticed her daughter’s exceptional gift and passion for learning at a very young age while she was homeschooling her. She said Thessalonika was able to read college materials at the age of 6.
“I started reading to her my college books and she understood college material at 6 years old, 8 years old,” Wonder said.
She further mentioned that she noticed her daughter’s love for learning which encouraged her to enroll the then 11-year-old in classes at Lake County College.
“Academically and mentally, she was prepared for it, and I did not 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,” Wonder continued.
Thessalonika said she will be taking her Ph.D. program in aviation psychology because she was inspired to join the world of aviation by her father, a military veteran and private pilot, who works at O’Hare International Airport in the United States.
“When I began to think about a profession, I chose one where I could make an impact, I feel honored for the opportunity to help others at an early age,’’ she said.
She is also a best-selling author of five books on subjects ranging from securing justice to financial investing, all of which have inspired a lot of readers. Some of her work includes; The Genius Race-What do I Gain for Being Wise, Jump the Education Barrier in the Future, Justice for All and Perspicacious Investing.
The young scholar also created a program called JUMP that helps students’ complete college, as quickly as possible, so they can enter society and make an impact. She pursues various business enterprises of hers which includes developing apps for Google and Apple systems, pushing her books and attending speaking engagements.
Thessalonika claims that having a doctorate in aviation psychology will provide her with the skills to work for aviation firms and lessen fatal mistakes by human or the kinds of issues from pilots that frequently result in aircraft crashes.
“A corporation may prevent potentially fatal mistakes in the air by using psychology to identify whether a pilot is irritated, is struggling with stress, or is having other conditions that negatively affect job performance,” said.