An exceptional lady named Aoki Lee Simmons who gained admission into Harvard University at the age of 16 has now bagged two degrees in Art and Science from the University at 20 years old.
Aoki lee Simmons is a California teen who works has a model in the United States. She bagged a double major bachelors degree from Havard University at a very young age.
Aoki was accepted into Harvard at the age of 16, a rare young age for Harvard fresh students. She bagged a bachelors of science degree in Computer Science and a bachelors of Arts degree in Classics.
Aoki is one of the youngest graduate of Harvard in recent history. Her graduating at a very young age is not the only remarkable thing she did , Aoki was able to balance her modelling career, an autoimmune diseases together with her studies according to yahoo news.
Sharing her accomplishment on her Instagram, Aoki posted pictures of herself in her graduation wear and posing with her degree. She expressed her gratitude to the women who inspired and supported her on the higher education journey.
“20 years old, and we out! Congratulations to my Mom, my Grandma, my Great Grandma, my sister (a fellow baddie with a BRAIN nobody how low-key she is about it!) to the international network of aunties, sisters, and friends, the Evelyns, Kyokos and Kimoras,” Aoki captioned the post.
”The women who could not always get their degrees right away but who made damn sure we got ours, This one’s for you, I must dedicate this degree to all the leading ladies in my life, because who am I If not their daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend? Who am I without who came before and beside? We go TOGETHER. Women, period, ” she said.
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Aoki said in an interview with people that she feels anxious ending this chapter of her life but is open to the new possibilities her future holds.
“I feel grateful, proud, and relieved, in that order. It’s a surreal feeling to be done with something that was such a huge part of my life. Now, like every other graduate, I’m on to the next chapter,” she said.
She attributed the success to her immediate family, appreciating them for their support and encouragement. “I’m so thankful for the village of people that spurred me along and helped keep me focused. My mom, my sister, my little brothers back at home. It took a whole tribe, trust me,” she said.
Aoki’s mother, Kimora Lee Simmons who is also a top model and stylist in the United States took to Instagram to celebrate her daughter, describing her as one with beauty and brains. She also praised Aoki for being able to juggle studies with her career path at her age
“My baby girl is a HARVARD GRADUATE!!! AND with a double major! AND one of the youngest in recent history to do so at only 20 years young! This is CRAZYY! IM SO-SO SOO PROUD! AND all the while carrying a full-time job modeling! But YOU DID IT!-WE DID IT! Mama loves you soooo much my brainy beauty! These are hard-fought tears anyone who knows us will know! #harvard2023,” Kimora said.
Aoki said she will remain in New York while working on her modeling career, writing and be part of her mother’s businesses, but most of all, she’s looking forward to taking some much-needed time to unwind.
“I’ll be in New York modeling, writing, and working at my mom’s company. There are so many projects that I can’t wait to dive into.But it will be nice to take a breath,” she said.