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Meet Cuban-American Harvard Student Sabrina Pasterski -- the Next Albert Einstein

First Posted: Jan 22, 2016 06:00 AM EST
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Take that, Donald Trump.

It seems like the very existence of 22-year old Cuban-American Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, a young academic genius who has recently been granted full academic freedom by Harvard University, is a very blatant contradiction to the allegations by the presidential hopeful, who stated in his initial presidential bid that one of America's problems is that Latin America was not sending its best to the U.S., reported the Latin Times.

Lauded by the premier university as "The Next Einstein," the young Latina is a graduate from MIT and a candidate for a Ph.D. in Harvard. Born in Chicago, the young lady quickly showed her interest in science at a very young age.

When she was just 12 years old, Pasterski started building a fully-functioning airplane for her father. She eventually finished the machine when she was 14, when, after teaching herself how to control it, she flew the single-engine aircraft over Lake Michigan.

Due to her young age then, she has to obtain a special permission from the Federal Aviation Administration.

What is particularly interesting about Pasterski is the fact that unlike most geniuses around the world, her road to fame in the academe was reached through hard work and patience, not just sheer natural talent, reports Remezcla.

In fact, when she was trying to get to MIT, she ended up being waitlisted.

"It was an interesting experience because it might have actually pushed me a little bit to re-evaluate where I wanted to be. It was a bit of a blow. At some level, I'm glad that I didn't apply to more schools, because if I had a safety school, I don't know if I could have pushed myself in off the waitlist." she said, speaking to The Chicago Tribune.

Due to that experience, the brilliant young lady never stopped pushing herself, taking on the most complicated scientific topics that she could get her hands onto. By 2012, she shifted her focus from engineering to physics, which ultimately gained her admission to Harvard for her doctorate. 

Currently, the young lady is researching black holes and space-time continuum, focused on gravity and its context in quantum mechanics; topics which were studied by the world's most brilliant minds such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

The brilliant young Latina stays away from social media, refusing to own a smartphone or participate in any social media activities.

Considering that she is now lauded as "The Next Einstein" and she has an open job offer from NASA and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's aerospace company, Blue Origin, this young Latina does not need social media at all.

She does have her own simple website, though, PhysicsGirl, where she posts her current activities.

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