American actress Yara Shahidi, who received a recommendation from Michelle Obama, the former first lady, and now graduated from the prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts, the United States.
The 22-year-old actress started her successful acting career at the age of 6, and since then, she has starred in a number of movies and television commercials for well-known companies like McDonald, Target, GapKids, Disney, and others.
She received a letter of recommendation from Michelle Obama, who was first lady of the United States at the time, for Harvard University in Massachusetts, where she received her degree in social studies and African American studies in 2017.
She had always wanted to have a University degree despite her successful acting career.
Before her enrollment into university, she said no matter what, she is going to college.
I think no matter what, I know that I want to go to college. I know that I’m going to defer a year and I’m willing to have a more unorthodox college experience, but at a certain point I want to be on a campus.
“I don’t know what that means for me at this moment, but I know that the creator of the show supports me and everybody on the show again supports how adamant I am about my education,” Shahidi said in 2016.
She used her social media account to share pictures from the big day as well as throwback images and photos with her family and friends as she celebrated her graduation from Harvard University.
She posted a photo of herself in a graduation gown with her mother, Keri Shahidi, beaming proudly, “Celebrating ALL week!”
On May 26, 2022, Shahidi officially received her diploma. Her study topic was “Black political thought under a neocolonial landscape.”