Doctor Ruth Pearson is a data scientist and machine learning engineer. She has crammed a lot into her career. At only 30 she’s already notched a lot of dream jobs on her belt. In this episode, we’ll dig into Ruth’s journey as well as discussing the importance of women being represented in the industry.
Ruth grew up in the UK and originally planned to study English literature after school, but instead chose a Master of Science at the University of London, majoring in Physics, and now also has a PhD in Cosmology. Ruth undertook an internship in California in partnership with NASA while completing her first degree, and another in Switzerland at Cern, one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.
In this episode, we discuss how Ruth discovered her love of Physics in high-school and followed her passion to study it at university, leading her to achieve hugely successful career. We also explore the under-representation of minority groups in the science and engineering fields, and what we can be doing to help bridge these gaps for the next generation.