She had a political science degree. Thor: The Dark World is set in 2013. The current Marvel timeline is our year +5 (the jump forward after the snap), so it's 2026. I'm pretty sure 13 years is long enough to get a PhD!
No, five years in the future from Infinity War and the Snap. That was a 2018 release, so this is 2023 in the MCU, not 2026.