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Black STEM 'Jeanius' Earns Master's Degree in Environmental Science at 14

Chicago teen genius Dorothy Jean Tillman has always excelled. At eight-months-old, she began talking, and by age four, she was doing math. Now, at 14, the STEM-focused teen has earned a master’s degree in sustainable science and environmental planning reports Rolling Out . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ankobea Ama Akuffo (Dorothy Jean Tillman) (@dorothyjeanius) In an interview, Tillman says she began her college career after completing her high school courses at nine-years-old. “I was finishing up high school courses and starting with my associates, and I got that [degree] when I was about to turn 11,” she said. “Moving on from there, since a lot of the associate course hours count for your bachelor’s, I had a good head start when I started my bachelor’s. By the time I was 12, I had my bachelor’s in humanities.” Looking ahead toward a bright future, Tillman dreams to open a STEM lab for kids. She’s also considering continuing her education to further her career in...

Niki McGloster

May 21, 2020