Monday, September 16, 2013

13-Year-Old Graduate Student

While most 13-year-old girls are just returning to middle school or high school, Sushma Verma is well on her way to recieving her Master's degree!

Having grown up poor in Lucknow, India, Sushma has had all the odds stacked against her. Her father earns less than $3.50 per day and Sushma and other young girls like her are typically discouraged from persuing a formal education. But this has not stopped the Vermas and this teenager has made several academic accomplishments at a young age. According to ABCNews, Verma "finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13." Sushma is currently in the process of obtaining a Master's degree in Microbiology at B.R. Ambedkar Central University in Lucknow.


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