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Young genius girl bags bachelors degree at 14, masters at 16, set to earn PhD at 17-years-old

A young genius girl named Thessalonika Arzu-Embry earned her bachelor’s degree at 14, her master’s at 16, and is now on track to complete her docorate at the age of 17 at Chicago State University.

Thessalonika is a teen from North Chicago. Her mother homeschooled her while she was studying for her bachelor’s degree. Later, at the age of 11, Thessalonika enrolled in Lake County College where she graduated with top honors.

She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology by the age of 14. Then, at 16, she obtained her master’s degree and promptly began her PhD program. Thessalonika, who is currently 17 years old, is on the verge of finishing her doctorate program, while most people her age are typically pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.

“I feel honored for the opportunity to help others at an early age. I feel very glad to enter college and help people,” Thessalonika said.

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“If I see opportunity to go forward, I would say, ‘Why slow it down? 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 her 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 it was when she daughter’s love for learning that she made the decision to enroll the then 11-year-old Thesalonikka 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 is styding for 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. Thesalonika told Blackdoctors.org, that she grew up around airplanes and took flights all the time. 

She added that when she was 5-year-old, she sat in a plane and an air-show instructor showed her how it worked. All of these contributed to her decision to study Aviation Psychology.

Asid from her exceptional achievements, 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. One of her mentees is 14-year-old, Dorothy Jean Tillman who bagged her Master’s degree in Engineering at Unity College, United States.

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,” she said.


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