Meet Alena Wicker, a 12-year-old child prodigy who’s about to begin her college career before she even enters her teenage years.
Wicker is set to begin a double major in astronomical and planetary science and chemistry at Arizona State University.
According to KPNX, the 12-year-old finished high school this year after completing her homeschool classes. She is now set to start taking classes at ASU in the summer.
“I always dreamed of being an engineer because, throughout my life, I like building,” Alena said
Alena said her ultimate goal is to work for NASA. If all goes well, she hopes to graduate college by the time she is 16 and to work for the organization shortly afterward.
“I’ll be driving in one of those future space mobiles by the time that I graduate college,” she said.
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