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17-Year-Old LeAnna Roberts Earns Master’s Degree

17-Year-Old LeAnna Roberts Earns Master's Degree

LeAnna Roberts, a 17-year-old from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has earned a Master’s degree from the University of Alabama, an impressive feat for someone so young.

Roberts completed her undergraduate degree at 16 and has now achieved a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Management.

Roberts’ academic journey began in high school when she took on dual enrollment courses at Shelton State Community College.

LeAnna Roberts Educational Background

At 15, she earned her Associate’s degree in science on the same day she graduated from Central High.

Speaking to WLBT, Roberts said, “When I started my ninth-grade year, I knew I wanted a challenge.” This early initiative set her on a fast track to academic success.

Roberts attributes her achievements to her supportive parents. “From an early age, my parents poured into me,” she said. “I always had a love for reading, learning, and science.”

While adjusting to university life was initially challenging, Roberts embraced the obstacles and refined her study habits. “That was really the first thing I had to buckle down, re-evaluate, and learn different study habits,” she said.

“I am currently taking graduate level courses and will continue over the summer with plans to graduate with an MBA degree next May.”

One might think that being a very young college student already presents enough challenges, but Roberts eagerly matched her coursework with her community involvement.

“I have been an Al’s Pals and Vision Days mentor during my two years as an undergraduate student and I am a volunteer at Druid City Hospital,” said Roberts, who is also an active member of and holds executive positions in multiple honor societies.

Her academic honors include six cords showcasing her diverse interests and achievements, such as her membership in the MBA society.

Looking ahead, Roberts plans to begin another Master’s program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in June. She aims to complete her second Master’s by 2025 before pursuing medical school.


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