At just 14 years old, a young journalist landed an interview that would be a crown jewel on the resume of veteran reporters: former First Lady Michelle Obama.
She is just one of the high-profile people the Massachusetts teen has interviewed.
The former first lady posted part of the interview with Shayna Rose on her Instagram. The two bonded over knitting. In fact, that's how the interview came about.
"Let's talk about knitting. How did you learn to knit?" Rose said.
"I taught myself. I got on YouTube, and starting learning how to do the knit stitch," Obama said.
Rose, an honor student who wants to be a doctor someday, said their conversation weaved in some life lessons.
"I loved how what she said – it kind of had like a double meaning, because everything in knitting really applies to life, too, what she was saying, about how when you do a stitch you need to be patient with it, and learning to fix your mistakes, and it's OK to make mistakes," Rose said.
Obama sent Rose a copy of her book, "Becoming."
Rose said she showed Obama a halter top she knitted, saying she donates many of the things she creates. She also shared her passion in the form of a new how-to knit book coming out in November.
"I just wanted to show – because I was intimidated by knitting – that it's really simple, and that anyone can do it, and if a 14-year-old, and if Michelle Obama can do it, and is so great at it, then everyone can do it!" she said.
The full interview will be posted in November.