Yara Shahidi graduates from Harvard University
Yara Sayeh Shahidi (born February 10, 2000) is an American actress. Beneath the traditional cap-and-gown ensemble, Shahidi donned a two-piece Dior suit in Harvard’s signature crimson red hue, reported Vogue. As an undergrad at the revered institution, the actress balanced dual academic tracks across both the Social Studies and African American Studies departments, according to Vogue. Her concentration, “Black political thought under a neocolonial landscape,” culminated this spring as she completed her final semester, capping her achievements with a 136-page senior thesis. Her Instagram post has so far garnered at least that many congratulatory comments from blue checkmark-sporting accounts representing countless high-profile names across the fields of entertainment, media, music and more. Shahidi got her start on ABC’s “Black-ish” as the Johnson family’s oldest child, Zoey. The series ran for eight seasons before concluding in April.