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.
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Speaking further on how she achieved such feat at a young age, she said while most young girls were attending sleepovers and playing video games, she was busy studying.
She says her high IQ is only one part of her myriad of talents; She’s also very determined, ambitious, and curious.
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She also feels a sense of responsibility to use her intellect in a helpful way to the world’s progress. “I’ve been placed in a position to help society in deep ways and in as many ways as possible,” she added.
Dr Tessa Embry completed her PhD in 2017 and is now a leading author. She runs her business enterprises, developing apps for Google and Apple systems, pushing her books and attending speaking engagements. She hopes to use her doctorate to contract with companies in the aviation industry to help them adjust for human factors and keep employees from doing bad things while in the air.