Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu bags, a remarkable 22-year-old woman, received her PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of California in the United States.
Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu, a native of Nigeria, had a stellar academic career. At the age of 14, she was accepted to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.
At the age of 18, she finally completed her degree in chemical engineering and was awarded a master’s and doctoral scholarship to study bioengineering and biomedical engineering. Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu does not consider herself a genius despite her outstanding academic accomplishments.
“I have always been somewhat academically gifted. But, I would not describe myself as a genius. I just found the right information and made use of it. My parents are also instrumental to that. My mum would look for information and act on it,” she told Punch.
At the young age of 22, Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu finally completed her PhD in bioengineering and biomedical engineering in 2022. She declared her PhD to be the most trying and difficult thing she has ever put herself through in a LinkedIn post congratulating herself on her accomplishment.
“With all sincerity, this Ph.D. journey was THE most stressful and challenging thing I have EVER put myself through. They say when you do a Ph.D. you learn to fail….they ain’t never told a lie for real y’all,” she said.