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‘Marching soon’: Jodi Sta. Maria passes final thesis defense

‘Marching soon’: Jodi Sta. Maria passes final thesis defense

GRADUATING SOON. Jodi Sta. Maria expressed her excitement in passing her final thesis defense.

Photo by Bob Reyes / Rappler

The actress took to social media to share that she'll be marching soon

Actress Jodi Sta. Maria announced on Saturday, June 5 that she has now successfully finished the final defense for her thesis.

In her Instagram story, Jodi surprised her fans by revealing that she will now be eligible for graduation after passing her final thesis defense.

“Wanted to share this with all of you! I passed my final defense this afternoon,” Jodi wrote.

The 38-year-old actress opened up about how her sacrifices had paid off.

“Being grilled for more than 3 hours was no joke… but I must say all the sleepless nights, the sacrifices, the hours spent in front of the computer to source out materials for my paper, were worth it. Marching soon,” she said.

Jodi also took to Twitter to announce the good news to her followers. In her caption, she wrote, “I wanted to thank everyone who prayed for me and those who sent messages of encouragement. Maraming salamat! Malapit na ang graduation!! (Thank you so much, I’m about to graduate soon!)”

The post was met with comments of congratulations from her fans. JODInatics OFFICIAL, a Twitter account made by Jodi’s fans, wrote in a tweet that they were proud of the actress for her achievements. “Your achievements & successes are proofs that God is true to His words and He fulfills promises!”

“This calls for a celebration! Cheers on your upcoming graduation! We are celebrating with you! Congratulations!” they added.

Jodi later retweeted the post and thanked them for their unending support. “Salamat sa pagsama niyo sa akin all the way. Good and bad, happy and sad… hindi nyo ako iniwan,” she wrote.

(Thank you for being with me all the way. Good and bad, happy and sad.. you guys never left me).

Jodi is currently taking up BS Psychology at Southville International School and Colleges in Las Pinas. As a mental health advocate, she shared that she wanted to use her degree to put up a small mental health clinic in the future. – with reports from John Patrick Magno Ranara/

John Patrick Magno Ranara is a Rappler intern.

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