A 9-year-old girl has a genius-level IQ of 162, which is higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking!
Adhara Pérez, from Mexico, has taken IQ tests since she was 4 years old and now she’s studying 2 degrees: the first in systems engineering at Universidad CNCI and the other in industrial engineering in mathematics at UNITEC… all at the age of 9!
She’s been offered a place to study astronomy at the University of Arizona and is currently studying English so she can move there and live out her dream.
She told NBC San Diego: “I have to stay there for 3 months to learn and get accustomed to hearing and speaking English.”
Adhara was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3 and is currently using her knowledge to create a device to help other autistic kids.
“I’m making a bracelet that measures kid’s emotions and then parents will be able to see what emotion their kids have by checking a phone, tablet, or computer,” Adhara told NBC.
Adhara was teased for being different by kids at her school before she was diagnosed with autism and her mom, Nallely Sanchez, told the Yucatan Times: “I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up. And they started to chant: ‘Oddball, weirdo!’
“And then they started hitting the little house. So I said, I don’t want her to suffer. And she told me that she didn’t want to go to school anymore, and fell into a very deep depression.”
However, it was at this moment that Adhara’s genius was discovered…
Adhara’s mom took her to therapy shortly after taking her out of school and the psychiatrist recommended Adhara go to the Talent Care Center where she sat several IQ tests, hitting a whopping score of 162.
This is higher than Einstein and Hawking, who are believed to have had scores of 160!
Due to her genius-level intelligence, Adhara finished high school at 8 years old and now works on her 2 degrees online. After completing her studies, she hopes to become an astronaut at NASA and has already visited the organization’s Johnson Space Center in Texas.
And if that wasn’t impressive enough, she’s also written a book…
Adhara has been listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes magazine for her book “Do not give up” where she shares her life lessons of being a “genius girl.”
Speaking to NBC San Diego, Adhara also offered some advice for people out there who are struggling: “Do not give up, and if you don’t like where you are, start planning where you want to be.”
It just goes to show, you can do anything you put your mind to.