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Salenah Cartier Becomes The Univ of Houston’s Youngest Master's Graduate at 18!!

Congratulations to Salenah Cartier, who became the University of Houston’s youngest graduate!

After earning a degree in psychology and business at only 17 years old, Cartier has become the University of Houston’s youngest graduate for the second year in a row. She just received a master’s degree in education in curriculum and instruction.

“When I began my graduate education, I really had no idea what to expect. I just knew that I was up for the challenge. I actually recall being told that my plan of completing a two-year program in a single year beginning in the Spring semester was insane and simply wasn’t possible (which would have been true if I didn’t take 5 courses during my first semester). Well, not only was I able to achieve my goal, but I was also able to obtain and maintain a 4.0 GPA,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

Cartier started reading at the age of two and was able to complete math problems on her own at the age of three, according to Black Enterprise. The 18-year-old credits her mother for supporting her academic endeavors. After facing bullying from her peers, she started being homeschooled in the sixth grade, as reported by AfroTech. She later graduated high school at the age of 14.