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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast feat. Debbie Berebichez (Metis Chief Data Scientist)
By Emily Wilson • July 27, 2016
Episode 13 of the Becoming a Data Scientist podcast features Metis Chief Data Scientist Debbie Berebichez, who tells the story of her childhood in Mexico City. While she was naturally interested in math and physics from a young age, she was discouraged from pursuing them, instead nudged toward topics considered more "feminine" to the people and culture surrounding her.
She overcame personal odds and moved to the U.S. on a full scholarship to Brandeis University, eventually becoming the first Mexican woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University. She's now a Physicist, TV Host, girls-in-STEM advocate, and our Chief Data Scientist. Hear her full story here:
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