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Metis Chief Data Scientist Debbie Berebichez Discusses 'Latinas Missing from STEM'
By Emily Wilson • January 14, 2016
"STEM careers are some of the highest-paying and fastest-growing in the U.S., yet women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in majors that lead to careers in these high-demand fields," writes Monica Harvin of GoodCall, at the start of an article published this week titled Latinas Missing from STEM Careers and Majors.
Metis Chief Data Scientist Debbie Berebichez is featured throughout the article, offering her perspective as a successful physicist, data scientist, and TV host, as well as the first Mexican-born woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.
"It's common to be discouraged from a career in STEM when you're a girl, and especially in Hispanic communities," she said. "I got the message from very early on from my parents, friends of the family, and even teachers at school, that math was not an acceptable career to pursue, and physics was worse," she added before going into detail about breaking down stereotypes, the importance of mentors, and the embraced task of encouraging young women by being an active mentor herself.
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