Personal Statement from Rediet Abebe

Rediet Abebe recently joined UC Berkeley’s EECS Department as an Assistant Professor. At Berkeley, she will be the first Black female computer science professor on faculty. In this excerpt from her application’s personal statement that she recently shared, she describes her undergraduate experience as a low-income international student from Ethiopia and as one of the only Black women in the Mathematics department.

If creativity is a critical ingredient in the data science process, diversity and inclusion are at least as important to the work we do as to any other field.

H/T to Amplify's excellent data science newsletter on this post, and thanks to Professor Abebe for sharing her story.


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