June 8 (UPI) -- black-ish star Yara Shahidi will attend college at Harvard University.
The 17-year-old actress, who plays Zoey Johnson on the ABC sitcom, will join former first daughter Malia Obama at the Ivy League school in the fall.
Shahidi shared a photo of herself in a Harvard sweatshirt Tuesday on Instagram and quoted author James Baldwin in the caption.
"'The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.' ~James Baldwin #crimsonpride," she wrote.
"She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say," the star told the magazine.
Shahidi confirmed in an interview with Seventeen in April that she will double major in African-American studies and sociology. She has yet to decide on a minor.
"I don't know if I am going to go more creative and do something in the arts or if I am going to do a social justice minor, so that is still up for debate," the actress said.
Shahidi has starred on black-ish throughout the show's three-season run. The series co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and will return for a fourth season in September.