Kids are the future and it looks like Yara Shahidi already has big plans to make it better.
The 17-year-old actress has already made her mark as an activist and committed to Harvard University after being accepted into every school she applied to. “It was a four-year campaign, emailing professors, since I was 13,” she said about the application process during The Wrap’s Power Women Breakfast in San Francisco.
“I got into a lot of fantastic schools, I got into every school I applied to: Spelman, NYU, UCLA, Berkeley, Brown, Yale, Stanford and Harvard.”
She revealed that she has post-college plans to head to D.C. to continue her activism work.
The Black-ish star said, “I describe what I want to do as being policy adjacent — I don’t know what that means as of yet, but I’m planning on double majoring in Social Studies… and African American studies. I know I want to be in D.C., I just don’t know where.”
Could a presidency be in Yara’s future? “Well, I qualify in 2035!” she told a cheering audience.