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Metis & the Discovery Channel
Company: Metis & the Discovery Channel
Title: Physicist, Chief Data Scientist & TV Host
Location: New York, United States
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology, Education
Deborah Berebichez is a physicist, TV host and STEM advocate. She is the first Mexican woman to graduate with a physics Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Berebichez is the co-host of Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science TV show (2012 – present) where she uses her physics background to explain the science behind extraordinary engineering feats. She also co-stars on the TV show Humanly Impossible (2011) produced by National Geographic channel. She has also appeared as an expert on the Travel Chanel, NOVA, CNN and numerous international media outlets. Dr. Berebichez’ is currently the Chief Data Scientist at Metis in NY. She is a frequent public speaker, a John C. Whitehead Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, a winner of the Society of SHPE's STAR Award and a recipient for Top Latina Tech Blogger by the Association of Latinos in Social Media LATISM. Dr. Berebichez completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University's Applied Math and Physics Department and at NYU's Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences where she carried out research in the area of acoustic waves. 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 location far away.