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Mexican girl who was bullied at school has a higher IQ than Einstein and Stephen Hawking

Adhara Maite Pérez Sánchez Speaking in 2022

Adhara Maite Pérez Sánchez Speaking in 2022

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A young girl who was bullied for being autistic may have a higher IQ than Stephen Hawking or Albert Einstein.

Adhara Maite Pérez Sánchez, an 11-year-old from Tláhuac, Mexico, is being described as a prodigy by many after recently graduating with a degree in Systems Engineering. She is now going on to study industrial engineering.

The extraordinary girl has a passion for astronomy and space, expressing the dream to become the first Mexican woman to travel to space as an astronaut and has given talks about her interest and knowledge of aerospace.

She intends to become an astronaut at NASA, and is currently taking courses in astronomy and gravitational waves at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which is widely regarded as a top research university.

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Adhara has also had her achievements recognised in 2021 by the Senate of the Republic, as well as being declared one of Mexico’s 100 most influential women, and appearing on the cover Marie Claire Mexico.

However, life hasn’t always been easy for Adhara, who struggled with being bullied by her classmates.

Often labelled as a ‘weirdo’ for her autism. Adhara was diagnosed with Asperger’s at 3 years old, but has succeeded greatly with it. Recently she has begun developing a bracelet designed to monitor the emotions of children such as herself in order to improve their communication skills.

But she hasn’t let the negativity bring her down. Determined to succeed and achieve her goals in spite of what others say about her.

Her inspirations include late physicist, Stephen Hawking, and Carmen Félix, a Mexican engineer currently developing a plan to launch a manned mission to Mars.

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