A woman has accomplished more than most in her life in two years, earning a bachelor’s, master’s degree and owning a home by the time she was 20 – and is now starting a doctorate of 21 years.
21-year-old Pakeezah Zubairi from Florida completed high school with 18 months of credits by taking classes and tests after school. So by the time she started her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she could skip the first half of the course.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in record time just before her 19th birthday, then also completed her MBA in Human Resources Management and became the youngest student to earn an MBA from Lynn University, Florida, completing it at the age of 19, turning a few days earlier from 20.
She refused to stop there, during her MBA she worked full time and saved enough money to buy a house, so by the time she was 20 she owned her own house and is now about to get her PhD on 21.
Pakeezah Zubairi, 21, of Florida, revealed how she completed her undergraduate and MBA in just two years while working full-time and saving to buy a house before she turned 21
Pakeezah, pictured during her MBA graduation from Lynn University with her boyfriend Steven, said she spent all her time working and studying
Pakeezah, a senior human resource specialist, said, “I knew in high school that I wanted to be independent as soon as possible.
“I wanted to get away from my parents as soon as possible.” So when I had my bachelor I moved and lived in student housing while completing my master.
“It was difficult to move. I am from a very religious background and they stopped talking when I left because they wanted me to be this good little Muslim girl, and that was not for me.
“I feel that everything I did from high school to getting home was work and study. During my master I worked full-time, while my education was also full-time. I would write papers until five in the morning and then sleep for two hours and get up for work.
Thanks to her hard work, Pakeezah is now a homeowner. She explained that she was always driven by her need for independence
The young homeowner is now starting a doctorate and hopes to finish it as soon as possible [she] can’
“I saved wherever I could. I never ate out, I didn’t go out for drinks, and I didn’t spend a cent on designer clothes, gadgets, or vacations.
“My friend Steven helped me a lot. He stayed with me to study and we bought the cheapest food we could, all of which was pretty awful for our bodies, ready meals and instant noodles. My friend took me to school every day from work.
“By the time I completed my master’s degree, Steven and I were already saving for the house and saving the $ 7,500 deposit required to secure our mortgage within a year.
“Now that I want to continue, I will obtain my doctorate and I will do that as soon as possible.
Pakeezah said that Steven raised late to help her studies and saved as hard as she did to pay their home mortgage
The couple is now a homeowner. Pakeezah said she was the youngest student ever to graduate from an MBA business course at Lynn University
“When I look back at the work we have done, I am just so happy with what I have achieved and what we have achieved as a couple.
“I am the youngest student ever to graduate from an MBA business course at my university and it feels great.
“It was all worth it, I am independent, I work and study in subjects I love and it is all thanks to the hard work of my younger years and the support of my wonderful boyfriend. We are just over the moon.
‘I would recommend everyone to get on the property ladder as soon as possible. The two or three years it takes to save money, but the result is incredible. ‘
A look at the hip home of Pakeezah and Steven that the pair bought after years of hard work and savings
The 21-year-old advised other graduates to ‘get on the property ladder as soon as possible’ because the result was great
While admitting that saving had been a rut, Pakeezah said the result had been great (the bedroom of the house)
Pakeezah revealed that she completed her undergraduate degree in science in 2016 and would do anything to get extra credit
In 2015, Pakeezah started her undergraduate degree in science and completed in 18 months.
She said, “I did everything I could for extra credits, additional courses, tests, and classes, all to get me off to a good start in college.
“I went through this in college, the standard number of classes people took a week was four, and I took seven while working full-time.”
She completed her master’s degree in 2018, a few days before her twentieth birthday, and spent the following year in front of her house that she bought when she turned twenty.
She completed her master’s degree in 2018, a few days before her 20th birthday and spent the following year saving for her house that she bought when she turned 20 (the living room of the house)
Pakeezah admitted she may have missed some teenage adventures but was looking forward to having them in their twenties (photo: her home’s kitchen)
The new goal of the homeowner is to start a doctorate in industrial organizational psychology, which she is currently working on to be accepted in the now
She said, “It’s great, I know I’m lucky with the help I got and my boyfriend’s family really became my second family, and the people I knew in Lynn were all there to help me along the way.
“I probably missed a lot of teenage things, like going out, takeaway, and girl vacations, but now I’m going to do it all in my twenties.”
Her new goal is to start a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, which she is currently working on to be accepted.
She said, “It’s essentially just general psychology, but it also includes managing human capital and how to make people more efficient.
“And after the doctorate, I plan to lie down.”