Stephanie Beben took an indirect route to her role as a data scientist. Her days of dreaming about becoming a radio DJ transformed into the desire to teach. “I knew I could really understand things if I could teach them to someone else,” she explained.
While eager to teach, Stephanie was also eager to learn. She attended six different colleges in her academic career, starting out as a music industry major at Northeastern University in Boston, then transferring to Quinnipiac University where she embraced her mathematical mind. An undergraduate class in cryptography was a pivotal moment for her, as she realized that studying math could open doors that, until then, she didn’t know existed. She ultimately earned her master’s degree at Texas A&M.