These child prodigies are taking on the world
What’s it like to be a child prodigy?
In this episode, you’ll meet a boy who became a chess master at the age of ten, a pair of siblings who started college at seven years old, and one of the youngest members of the high-IQ society, Mensa, who joined it when she was two.
- Tanitoluwa Adewumi: an 11-year-old Nigerian-American chess prodigy and chess master, who co-wrote My Name Is Tani . . . and I Believe in Miracles: The Amazing True Story of One Boy’s Journey from Refugee to Chess Champion
- Tanishq Abraham: began community college at 7, and got his BS in biomedical engineering at 14 years old. He is now an 18-year-old PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of California, Davis
- Tiara Abraham: began community college at 7, and is now a 16-year-old graduate at the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance
- Kashe Quest: became the youngest member of Mensa at the age of 2. She just turned 4
- Sukhjit Athwal: Kashe’s mom, and Founder of The Modern Schoolhouse in Los Angeles
Jessica Severin de Martinez, Catie Talarski, Anya Grondalski, and Mira Raju contributed to this show.