Adhara Pérez has only been alive for ten years, yet she is well on her way to a lifetime of achievement in whichever field she chooses. That’s because this Mexican girl is possibly wiser than the majority of scientists in the world.
Adhara Pérez Sánchez has an IQ of 162, a score higher than the estimated 160 of iconic minds like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. According to NBC San Diego, she wants to be an astronaut to help others, travel to space, and perhaps colonise Mars.
At the age of three, she started reading puzzles of a hundred pieces and studied algebra. Currently, she is studying Systems Engineering from CNCI University and Industrial Engineering from UNITEC, Mexico.
According to the Yucatan Times, Pérez appeared to have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of three. On the autism spectrum, it is a developmental impairment that hinders a person’s use of nonverbal communication and social interactions. In her school, children did not accept Pérez’s condition very well. Her students bullied her, occasionally called her names like “weirdo” or “oddball.” According to her teachers, she slept through some of her classes.
But the small girl often loved spending time studying the periodic table at home. Luckily, Perez’s mother put together that her daughter’s behaviour in school was incongruous with how smart she knew she was while at home. She realized the traditional school education was no good for Pérez and decided to take her to therapy. That’s when Pérez’s massive IQ was identified, allowing her to speed along her education and enter a higher learning environment more suited to her.
But the little girl frequently loved to spend time at home studying the periodic table. Fortunately, the mother of Pérez realized that the behaviour of her daughter at school was inconsistent with how brilliant she knew she was at home. Se knew that Pérez was not good with traditional school education and chose to take her to therapy.
That is when Pérez discovered her amazing level of IQ, enabling her to enter a better educational environment adapted for her specific needs, allowing her to graduate elementary school by five years of age, high school by six years of age and high school 8 years of age.
In addition to Perez’s two degrees, she has also represented her university, Universidad CNCI, by speaking about black holes at an event held by Tijuana’s Institute of Art and Culture.
She hopes to continue her education at the University of Arizona, which has been acknowledged by NASA for its space exploration programme. The University’s president, Robert C. Robbins, has already invited her to study there, and it’s undoubtedly a great environment for a developing astronaut.
The young Mexican girl, who aspires to be an astronaut, uses her social media channels to help other autistic children and motivate them to follow their dreams. She went on to write a book about it. “Don’t give up, and if you don’t like where you are, start planning where you want to be,” she says.