Tanishq is among the youngest members of Mensa, which he joined when he was four years old. He started to show his genius at four months, when he began browsing children’s books and correctly answering questions about them. Upon entering Mensa, he scored a high 99.9 percentile on the standardized IQ test of Mensa. At five years old, he finished the math courses offered by Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth on five levels (kindergarten to 5th grade) in just six months.
At six years old, he was already taking high school and college courses. He has maintained a grade point average of 4.0 in all of his college courses and was one of the youngest to be inducted in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He also publishes essays on NASA’s Lunar Science website.He is a 5th-year Ph.D. candidate currently pursuing research in Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Davis at just 19-years.