She spent the last eight years studying and commuting to get her degree.
People are loving this story.
And cheering on her accomplishements.
I mean, she was actually an urban legend. Look!
As for the future, now she wants to write a book that expands on the theme of her dissertation as well as look for a professor position.
She's also putting aside money each month for the Marijuana Pepsi Scholarship, which will give $500 every year to a deserving first-generation African American student enrolled at University of Wisconsin Whitewater, her alma mater. The first scholarship will be in the Fall.