“I’m really happy because I took on this challenge with a lot of things happening. With a busy schedule, attending work here and abroad. And earlier this year I was blessed with a beautiful baby.
"My baby girl was born the same week my thesis was due so it feels good after begging myself to go back after 20 years,” Abarder said.
“I think the advantage is that I have been acquitted myself better than if I was still a 20-year-old and I am glad I waited.
“The results came out at the beginning of December. There was a delay online and when I opened it and saw distinctions I knew that this immense patience had paid off.