Never Take No For an Answer: Science Speaker Debbie Berebichez
In a new interview with Double X Science, Berebichez describes how she was constantly told to spend less time studying physics and more time raising a family. However, her passion never faulted and she became the first Mexican woman to earn a PhD in Physics from Stanford; her research greatly added to the fields of nanotechnology and wireless communications. Her success has motivated her to “do the same for other people in the world—especially women—who feel attracted to science but feel trapped,” she says in the article.
Entering into science or finance can be difficult for women, says Berebichez, who is a physics educator and Vice President of Risk Analysis at MSCI. “I know that I am always going to struggle to get the full intellectual respect in that industry,” she admits, but her passionate attitude convey the message that giving up is never an option.