Meet Adhara Pérez: The 9-Year-Old Girl That’s Studying Two Degrees To Become An Astronaut

Child genius Adhara Pérez dreams of becoming an astronaut and exploring the depths of space!

The Mexico City native has a higher IQ than theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and is currently studying for two degrees to make her dream come true. 

Pérez is studying virtually at two university degree programs, Systems Engineering at CNCI and Industrial Engineering in Mathematics at UNITEC.

At the age of three, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome after her mother, Nallely Sánchez, was concerned for her daughter’s behavior. 

Sánchez felt that her daughter behaved differently than the other children in her age group.

Her mother revealed in an interview with Infobae that Adhara would “play with blocks, placing them all in rows, ate in the perique and always rocked, and could spend hours and hours like that.”

Due to her diagnosis at a young age, Pérez was often bullied by her classmates and would often show disinterest in the classroom. Her mother decided to enroll her in the Talent Service Center (CEDAT), where they discovered her IQ was 162. 

She went on to finish secondary school at the age of six and went on to finish high school soon after. 

The 9-year-old recently got accepted into the International Air and Space Program (IASP). The event will be located in Alabama and Pérez will be able to study with aerospace experts. Additionally, she will have the opportunity to present a project and be awarded several prizes if selected as the victor.