Manniko is discussing:

Mitra Mehrad, 31, was on board a boat carrying 20 migrants off the Kent coast. It ran into difficulty in poor weather and she is missing presumed drowned. Two others also fell in but were rescued.

31 is like 5+ years to old for the attribute "student" and "brilliant phD" gets a big question mark given the stupidity shown in using this dangerous and illegal method to cross a border/sea. Somebody of that sophistication should know and have plenty of legal ways to get into a non-shithole country.

Bottom line: Probably a fraud who's certificates downed before her.