Deborah Berebichez

Deborah Berebichez

Physicist, chief data scientist, STEM advocate, and TV host

United States


Deborah Berebichez is a physicist, TV host, data scientist, and the first Mexican woman to graduate with a physics Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is a co-host of Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science (2012 – present), where she uses her physics background to explain the science behind extraordinary engineering feats. She also appears as an expert on the Travel Chanel, NOVA, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and numerous international media outlets.

As a chief data scientist at New York-based, Metis, she leads the creation and growth of exceptional data science training opportunities. She is also an active contributor to the national data science ecosystem through frequent public speaking engagements and presentations.

Her work in science education and outreach has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah, Dr. Oz, TEDx, DLD, WIRED, Ciudad de las Ideas and others. She completed postdoctoral fellowships, focusing on acoustic wave research, at Columbia University's Applied Math and Physics Department and NYU's Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences. She invented a highly effective technique in the field of wireless communications whereby a cell phone user can communicate with a desired target user in a distant location.

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Communicating science for the masses

Science is an ivory tower

How are innovation and AI changing how educators approach science topics? Do the jobs of the future mean that we need to rethink making science more accessible?

Deborah Berebichez