Andrea López | Tec Review,
Dafne Almazán Anaya has become the first Mexican minor to be admitted to a postgraduate course at Harvard and the first person under the age of 18 to start a master’s degree at that university in 100 years.
Dafne, 17, is beginning her second master’s degree, this time in Mathematics for Teaching, at this American university.
She is gifted. In 2017, when she was 16, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education with a Specialization in Teaching-Learning Mechanisms at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
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She’d finished high school by the age of 10 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from TecMilenio at 13.
“My plan is to design models for teaching mathematics to kids identified as intellectually gifted. This is actually one of the areas the postgraduate course focuses on,” she said in a press release.
The young woman anticipates graduating in May 2020, i.e. at the age of 18, which would make her one of the few Harvard University students to have reached that level at such a young age.
Almazán Anaya already has two Harvard certificates: Differentiated Instruction and Meaningful Learning Techniques.
As a girl, she was part of the first wave of the successful Intellectual Empowerment Program from the Center for Attention to Talent (CEDAT), an organization dedicated to the psycho-pedagogical identification and supervision of gifted children.
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