Won't HE do it?!
Back in August, then expecting mother and University of South Florida doctoral student, Queshonda Kudaisi tested positive for COVID-19. She explained in a recent tweet, "I thought the baby and I wouldn't survive, or that I would have to push back my graduation."
Kudaisi not only beat the virus, but in October, was able to successfully defend her dissertation research in the university's department of curriculum, instruction and learning - officially becoming Dr. Queshonda Kudaisi.
I am officially Dr. Queshonda Kudaisi! I successfully defended my dissertation research today! I am grateful to God, family, friends, professors, my chair Dr. Ruthmae Sears, my committee members Dr. Zorka Karanxha, Dr. Dana Thompson-Dorsey, and Dr. Mile Krajcevski ! #PhinisheD ❤ pic.twitter.com/eEcqWEu3Wv— Dr. Queshonda J. Kudaisi (@drkudaisi) October 18, 2021
The celebration continued on December 11 when she was discharged from the hospital with her healthy baby girl on the same day as her graduation ceremony.
In August I contracted COVID while pregnant. I thought the baby and I wouldn't survive, or that I would have to push back my graduation. However, yesterday proved me wrong. I was discharged from the hospital with a healthy baby girl at 12pm and attended graduation at 6pm #PhDMom pic.twitter.com/jJRkR4Wuz9— Dr. Queshonda J. Kudaisi (@drkudaisi) December 12, 2021
Congratulations, Dr. Kudaisi on your beautiful bundle of joy and academic achievement. Cheers to health, excellence and motherhood.