Wearing a cap and gown, Eva Longoria received her Master's Degree in Chicano Studies from Cal State Northridge during a graduation ceremony on Wednesday.
Longoria, 38, posted several photos of the occasion on her WhoSay account, where she wrote: "You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" In one shot, she posed alongside her classmates, grinning from ear to ear.
The actress, who starred on ABC's Desperate Housewives until the series ended last year, has carved a niche for herself as a political activist. One of President Obama's biggest celebrity supporters during the 2012 election, she stumped for the incumbent to get out the Latino vote. She also gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in support of the president.
Appearing on ABC's This Week earlier this year, Longoria stated that the U.S. immigration system is "broken" but expressed hope that Republicans are realizing that they need to make a compromise with Obama in order enact change.
Last May, she wrote an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter explaining her thoughts on dedicating time to work for the Obama's re-election.
"I think as a celebrity you get knocked for 'What does she know?,'" Longoria wrote. "I look at it as being a citizen. As a celebrity, I have a way to reach people, but you need to be authentic."