Meet Dorothy Jean Tillman, She Earned A Master’s Degree in Environmental Science at 14

Meet Dorothy Jean Tillman she began talking at just 8 months, by age four, she was doing math. Now, at 14, the STEM-focused teen has earned a master’s degree in sustainable science and environmental planning reports Rolling Out.

In an interview, Tillman says she began her college career after completing her high school courses at nine-years-old.

“I was finishing up high school courses and starting with my associates, and I got that [degree] when I was about to turn 11,” she said. “Moving on from there, since a lot of the associate course hours count for your bachelor’s, I had a good head start when I started my bachelor’s. By the time I was 12, I had my bachelor’s in humanities.”

Looking ahead toward a bright future, Tillman dreams to open a STEM lab for kids. She’s also considering continuing her education to further her career in engineering.

“I love helping kids have bright futures. I’m here to make people happy and to help people find their purpose,” she said. “I might go back to school, but my plan is to be an entrepreneur and [use] my engineering degree.”

“I’m excited about what is to come in the peer group that I have to work with moving forward in the future,” she posted to Instagram. “We have endured a lot as a collective, but we will be more resilient than ever!”

They sky is the limit for this young genius. This is Black girl magic!!

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