Nigerian girl,Chidi-Ogbolu just graduated Magna cum laude from Howard
University with a degree in chemical engineering making her the
youngest person to graduate from Howard this year, and one of the
youngest in Howard’s history.
But that’s not all for Chidi-Ogbolu. She’s now
preparing to start a Ph.D. program at the University of California-Davis
after the summer ends. She’ll be studying biomedical engineering with a
focus on creating and discovering new medicines. .
“I’ve always been interested in the medical field,”
Chidi-Ogbolu finished high school particularly early, at 14, since she
skipped 5th grade and attended an accelerated high school. .
at Howard University, on a full scholarship. Leaving her parents in
Nigeria was difficult. “I spoke to my mom almost every day on the phone
for over an hour almost every time. .
My dad and I talked really often too,” Chidi-Ogbolu says. Her hard work
paid off on February 7, when she received her acceptance letter from
UC-Davis. “It was definitely a wonderful moment,” she says.
Minor in College. While she says she’s super busy, she does set aside
free time to relax. .
“Don’t limit yourself because you think you can’t do it or because no
one you know had done it,” she advises. “You can always be the exception
to the rule and end up being exceptional.”