Deborah Berebichez

Speaker Bio

Deborah Berebichez

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 – 2015) 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. Her work in science education and outreach has been recognized by the WSJ, Oprah, Dr. Oz, TED, DLD, WIRED, Ciudad de las Ideas and others. Her passion is to empower young people to learn science and to improve the state of STEM education in the world. She is a frequent public speaker and a global ambassador for the longest running and largest tech competition for high school girls in the country. She is 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.

NECSS Appearances:
NECSS 2012
NECSS 2013
NECSS 2014
NECSS 2015