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Yara Shahidi Celebrates Turning In Thesis Paper + Being Done At Harvard

03/11/2022 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff
Actress Yara Shahidi is celebrating a lot and rightfully so. The 22-year-old took to social media to announce that she has turned in her 136-page thesis paper which makes her officially done at Harvard. In the caption of the video she wrote, “Your favorite thesis writer is officially done writing. Try not to be intimidated by my stats.” In 2018, Shahidi announced that she would be attending the Ivy League University alongside her acting career. “I’ve been acting since kindergarten so I found it really important to take my time in this next step of my journey and appreciate it.” Her decision came after receiving a recommendation from First Lady, Michelle Obama. Yara double majored in sociology and African American studies. “I’ve wanted to be a history professor for longer than I’ve wanted to be an actress,” she said during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “And so I used to have the Harvard webpage up, and I’d go through the course catalog. So needless to say, this is something I’ve been planning for a long time.” Congratulations to Yara Shahidi!