Debbie Berebichez at TED-Ed: View The World Through Physics Glasses [VIDEO]
Berebichez is currently the Vice President of Risk Analysis at Wall Street’s top risk firm, MSCI Inc., and hosts science shows on National Geographic and Discovery Channel International. She advocates seeing the world through "physics glasses" by making scientific discovery a part of everyday life. "By wearing these physics x-ray glasses and having that vision of looking at the commonalities between things that look on the surface quite different," she says in the talk, "[and] by searching and finding the underlying patterns in nature, you can actually have access to a bunch of incredible applications and possibilities." It is important to always be looking deeper at the world around us, even as we age and lose the natural curiosity most of us have as children. When you look beneath what's visible on the surface to find those deeper connections, the world appears to be even more beautiful than it was before.
Berebichez had to overcome many obstacles to reach her goal of attaining a degree in the sciences and is the first Mexican woman to receive a PhD in Physics from Stanford. She promotes the importance of becoming involved in the sciences—especially for women, who are underrepresented in the field. She also speaks with authority about finance, risk analysis, innovation, and immigration.