23-year-old Ph.D. candidate Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski already graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in just three years with a 5.0 GPA.
Despite her young age, Harvard student Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is one of the accomplished and well-known physicists in the US. In just three years, she graduated from MIT with a 5.0 grade point average, and now is finishing her Ph.D. with full academic freedom – she can conduct her study independently on her own terms without faculty interference.
Sabrina caught the attention of the world’s scientific and academic community when she was just 14. Then, she had built a single-engine airplane on her own, and documented the progress on her YouTube page.
Two years later, at the age of 16, Sabrina piloted the aircraft she had built over Lake Michigan, becoming the youngest person to ever fly their own plane. But that was not her first time flying one.
Sabrina flew a plane for the first time at the age of 9, and when she had told her teacher about it, she was told: “That’s nice, but what have you done lately?”
“That’s become my mantra ever since,” she told the Chicago Tribune in 2016.
How does she do it? Well, as it seems, Sabrina doesn’t share much interests with people her. In her early twenties, she is not on social media, has never had a boyfriend, nor has she ever had an alcoholic drink.
Instead, Pasterski spends her time exploring advanced sciences like quantum gravity, black holes, and spacetime.
Remember the name Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, because one day she will change the world as we know it.