With the recent season finale of her hit-show Scandal and premiere of her feature-film, Peeples, Kerry Washington has constantly been on-the-move as of late.
The 36 year-old actress was selected as the keynote speaker at George Washington University’s 2013 commencement activities on Sunday, May 19th. She gave an inspirational keynote speech to the graduating class of her alma mater, expressing that each student is the hero of their unique life story:
Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.
Following her speech, Washington was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the university, for her accomplishments in the field of acting and activism. She now shares the doctorate title with her mother, Dr. Valerie Washington…
Interesting Fact: During her time studying at GWU, Washington created her own inter-disciplinary major, combining the areas of psychology, sociology, history, anthropology to better her understanding of people to fuel her acting. She graduated from the university magna cum laude in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree.
Peep her motivational commencement speech up top!