Thursdays Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast

Curiosity: Debbie Berebichez, Ph.D.

from Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast | Published 12/3/2020

Curiosity is a very important skill which gives us a competitive advantage. According to research people with high curiosity are more inquisitive and generate more original ideas. Curiosity can also help us have more positive engagement with our teammates. My guest today is driven by curiosity and inspires others to cultivate it as well. Dr.  Deborah Berebichez is the first Mexican woman to graduate from Stanford University with a PhD in Physics. She also completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University's Applied Math and Physics Department and at NYU. She uses her education and background to make science approachable to a wide range of audiences. Debbie was co-host of Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science TV show. She also appears as an expert on the Travel Channel, NOVA, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and numerous international media outlets. Currently she is the Chief Data Scientist at data science training company provider Metis where she leads the creation and growth of data science training opportunities. She is committed to help women and minorities follow STEM careers. When you hear her story, you’ll realize how her curiosity drove her to confront adversity and follow her calling. In today’s episode we talk about her fascinating story, her work and she gives us specific lessons to start cultivating curiosity. To know more about Debbie visit her website: For resources and updates, visit our website Follow us on LinkedIn( )  and Instagram (

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