22-year-old actress Yara Shahidi bags Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, celebrates achievement
American Actress Yara Shahidi has graduated from the prestigious Harvard University, Massachusetts, the United States of America after being a recommendation by the former first lady, Michelle Obama.
The 22-year-old actress began her excellent acting career when she was 6 years old and has since appeared in several films and television commercials for big organizations such as McDonald’s, Target, GapKids, Disney and more.
In 2017, she was recognized by the then America’s first lady, Michelle Obama who wrote her a recommendation letter to Harvard University, Massachusetts where she graduated from the Social Studies and African American departments.
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.