A young woman from Mexico City is eloquently dispelling common stereotypes about people with developmental disabilities by demonstrating her extraordinary intellectual talents at the age of just nine. With a remarkable IQ of 162, Adhara Pérez Sánchez has already established a name for herself in academic circles. This number, according to PEOPLE, is just a little bit higher than the IQs of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, who both had an estimated IQ of 160. Pérez, who just completed high school, is now pursuing degrees in mathematics and systems engineering.
Pérez confessed that she was “made a joke in school” in an interview with the Yucatan Times. Pérez has Asperger’s syndrome, a developmental disability on the autistic spectrum that may make social interactions challenging. Because of her illness, other kids would taunt her by naming her words like “weirdo” and “oddball.”
Nallely Sanchez. her mom, shared: “I saw that Adhara was playing in a little house and they locked her up. And they started to chant: ‘Oddball, weirdo!'”
“And then they started hitting the little house. So I said, I don’t want her to suffer.”
Sanchez said that despite being a brilliant young student, her daughter had a “very profound” melancholy and stopped wanting to attend to school. Teachers warned her parents that Pérez would doze off in class and act disinterested. Sanchez sought treatment for Pérez after realizing the child’s extraordinary intelligence at home and realizing the existing educational plan wasn’t the best fit for her kid. This was a significant turning point for the family since it allowed them to recognize the girl’s exceptionally high IQ and search for a learning environment that accommodated her special skill sets.
As a result, Pérez excelled academically and graduated from elementary school at age 5, middle school at age 6, and high school at age 8. She is presently enrolled in Universidad CNCI in Mexico, where she is studying systems engineering and mathematics, according to KNSD. The kid prodigy managed to publish a book on her experiences while combining her academics with a title that roughly translates to “Do Not Give Up,” and she was included in Forbes México’s list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Mexico.
Other young children were astonished to hear her speak about black holes during an event hosted by the Institute of Art and Culture (IMAC) in Tijuana. “I’m surprised because how can a little girl know so much more than an adult? She already has two college careers,” a young girl who was there at the presentation, Karen Alonso, stated. Pérez, who is interested in astrophysics, had aspirations of becoming an astronaut for NASA and visiting Mars in the future. Her narrative caught the attention of University of Arizona President Robert Robbins, and she has already been extended an invitation to study astronomy there.
According to the Arizona Republic, Robbins wrote Pérez in a letter: “I was thrilled to read about your incredible story online and to find out that your dream school is the University of Arizona. We have many outstanding space sciences programs, you would have many opportunities to work side by side with the world’s leading experts… You have a bright future ahead of you, and I hope to welcome you on campus one day as a Wildcat.”
Pérez is now studying English to get ready for the wish.
The child is currently designing a new smart wristband to aid children with autism. The technology will be able to track the emotions of children with disabilities, foreseeing and averting seizures and other outbursts, according to Vogue México. The young prodigy said, “I’m making a bracelet that measures kid’s emotions and then parents will be able to see what emotion their kids have by checking a phone, tablet, or computer.”