Yara Shahidi, star of Black-ish, will be attending Harvard University next fall.
She announced the news on an Instagram post, with a quote by James Baldwin:
The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
In addition to her congratulating her on her impressive admissions decision, Twitter pointed out that she and Malia Obama, who took a gap year after graduating, will be classmates and hopefully roommates.
Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, wrote one of Shahidi's recommendation letters for the university's application. Obama has also acted as one of Shahidi's mentors.
Back in March, she told W Magazine that she plans to double major in African American studies and sociology.
Whatever she plans to do with her degree, we can't wait to see what this already woke teen will accomplish!
Lead Image Credit: @yarashahidi via Twitter