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Outstanding 17-Year-Old Has Two College Degrees and Works for NASA

Moshe Kai Cavalin may seem like any other ordinary 17-year-old at first glance, except for the fact that he already has two college degrees, is a published author, nearly licensed pilot and he works for NASA.

In fact, he enrolled at East Lost Angeles College when he was only eight years old--making him the youngest college student in the U.S. He then graduated with a 4.0 GPA and wrote a bestselling autobiography that year.

At age 15, he graduated from the University of California with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. He is about to get his master's in cybersecurity at Boston's Brandeis University--but, he has taken some time off to work with NASA.

His job is to help the agency develop surveillance technology for airplanes and drones. Between the ages of nine and 17, he published his second book based on his experience of being bullied. On top of all of that, he has won dozens of trophies and medals for martial arts.

Moshe doesn't let it get to his head, though. He said, "Genius is just kind of taking it too far. My case isn't that special. It's just a combination of parenting and motivation and inspiration. I tend not to compare myself that often to other people. I just try to do the best I can."

His parents say he was always a quick learner and started solving math problems at three years old. Moshe's mathematics professor from college said, "I think most people just think he's a genius, they believe it just comes naturally. He actually worked harder than, I think, any other student I've ever had."

Moshe did once dream of becoming an astrophysicist, but that changed when he took a few advanced physics classes. Instead, he developed a passion for cryptography and computer science. His job at NASA involves running simulations of airplanes and drones that are about to collide, and find ways to route them to safety.

The only thing he has yet to get is his driver's license.

Photo: Daily Mail

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