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SpaceX’s Latest Star: A 14-Year-Old Genius
It’s not every day you meet a teenager making history in the tech world. Today, we’re sharing the extraordinary journey of 14-year-old Kairan Quazi, the newest addition to Elon Musk’s SpaceX team. He’s not just any recruit, but a young prodigy who has been turning heads ever since he could string sentences together at age two. Yes, you heard it right, at the tender age of fourteen, Kairan is ready to graduate college and join SpaceX’s Starlink division as a software engineer.
An Early Start: The Genius Revealed
Quazi’s early inclination towards academia was apparent from a very young age. His impressive intellectual capacity meant regular school wasn’t challenging enough, pushing him to enroll in a community college when he was just nine. According to the Los Angeles Times, he was telling stories about the news he heard on the radio by the time he reached kindergarten.
Rising Above: Breaking Age Stereotypes
In a recent LinkedIn post, Quazi revealed his excitement about joining SpaceX, highlighting the company’s open-minded approach to his age. In his own words, “One of the rare companies that did not use my age as an arbitrary and outdated proxy for maturity and ability.” His post came shortly before his graduation from Santa Clara University’s school of engineering, where he holds the distinction of being the youngest graduate.
Onwards and Upwards: A Journey to SpaceX
After passing SpaceX’s “technically challenging” and “fun” interview process, Quazi is all set to move from Pleasanton, California with his mother to start work at SpaceX in Redmond, Washington. His ambition seems to match the radical innovation that is synonymous with SpaceX, stating on his LinkedIn, “It is my dream to have a career tackling challenging issues and effecting radical innovation in service of the common good.”
From Intel Labs to SpaceX: Building A Stellar Career
- AI Research Co-op Fellow at Intel Labs
- Machine Learning Intern at Blackbird.AI
- Software Engineer at SpaceX
Beyond Age: A Mindset Shift
For Quazi, age is just a number. He rejects the conventional mindset that he’s missing out on his childhood because of his academic pursuits. “I don’t think that’s true. I think, again, that mindset would have me graduating middle school now,” he told ABC7 News.
Starlink: SpaceX’s Global Internet Service
Starlink, the division Quazi will be joining, is SpaceX’s satellite internet service. They began their operations in Nigeria in January, marking their first African market. Starlink’s mission aligns perfectly with Quazi’s vision to tackle challenging issues and bring about radical change.
A Final Word
Kairan Quazi’s journey is a powerful testament to the fact that passion, combined with hard work and the right opportunities, can break through any stereotype. At Zax News, we’re excited to follow Quazi’s journey at SpaceX and beyond, as he continues to inspire and redefine what it means to be a prodigy in the tech world.