Jonah Bernhard, Ph.D. 2018

Principal Data Scientist, Lowe's – Charlotte, NC

2018 Ph.D, Physics

How has being a Physics graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Physics was invaluable in kickstarting my career. It helped me become a strong problem solver, which translated naturally to industry data science. In my research, I gained experience in key areas such as big data analysis and statistics. On a personal level, I feel that understanding physics helps me better appreciate the world and universe."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Physics programs? 

"If you want to transition to industry, get practical, demonstrated experience that you can put on your resume."

Jonah Bernhard