Forget all the sexist and ageist things you’ve heard about teen girls, because this 13-year-old mexicana is going to break them all.
Dafne Almazán, who the Flama reports was able to read, write and speak by age 3 and could do the latter fluently in Spanish and English by the time she was 6, finished high school before reaching the two digits – and those aren’t even her greatest accomplishments.
The teen is Mexico's youngest licensed psychologist, and she's using her smarts and expertise to help other youngsters like her.
In an interview with Univision, Dafne said that she chose to study psychology because she wanted to offer support and guidance to gifted children who are misunderstood and bullied, students not unlike her brother Andrew, who was teased by his classmates for correcting his teachers at age 9.
Brains, as you might have guessed, runs in the Almazán family.
Andrew, 20, and their sister Delanie, 17, were also child prodigies. Andrew, for instance, graduated college when he was just 12 years old. With degrees in education and psychology, he now heads the psychology program at Mexico City's Talent Attention Center (Centro de Atención al Talento, or CEDAT), which their father Dr. Asdrubal Almazán founded. CEDAT is an institution for bright students to learn in a pace and environment that allows them to realize their full potential.
Though armed with a degree and license, Dafne told the Global Post that she wants to conquer two minor goals before practicing psychology: obtaining master’s and doctorate degrees.
Until then, the brilliant chica, who teaches Mandarin and plays the piano on the side, is accepting speaking offers from the World Council for Talented and Gifted Children. Dafne recently made a trip to Denmark to discuss a satellite project called CanSat, "which consists of simulating a space mission and launching an artificial satellite to collect and send data."
Hey, old business dude, try competing with that!