“Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi all but revealed on Twitter on Tuesday that she will be attending Harvard in the fall, responding to a fan who noticed her commenting on the top Ivy League university’s Instagram page.
Is @YaraShahidi going to Harvard?? Saw her commenting on the school's insta page and now I need answers.
— MT (@BlissfulEnigma) June 6, 2017
— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) June 6, 2017
If her Twitter eyes don’t confirm it for you, TheWrap has more solid proof: The actress revealed that she’d committed herself to the Ivy League university at the Power Women Breakfast last month.
See it just past the 11:10 mark in the video here:
Shahidi said at the May 25 event that she’d committed to Harvard after “campaigning” for four years to get the school’s attention. But the actress was also accepted to Stanford, Brown, NYU, UCLA and Yale, among others.
She plans to major in Social Studies and African-American Studies and wants to head to Washington D.C. sometime in her future.
The actress shared her passion for politics and activism at the event, joking that she might just consider a run for president once she’s old enough.
“What we’re seeing right now with the current administration is slowly realizing, especially my generation, how important policy is,” Shahidi said at the event. “I think more than the cultural change that has to occur, there’s social change that has to occur. Policy has to change, so that we don’t live under the legal barriers that prevent us from being ourselves. That’s what I mean when I say the great regression that occur prompts progress.”
The news that Shahidi had selected Harvard came after the actress said back in March that she’d scored a plum letter of recommendation from former First Lady Michelle Obama. “She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” Shahidi said in an interview with W Magazine.