Andrea Hairston

Netflix and Math

"I do not think I am any kind of genius at all. I enjoy solving problems. Math is the way that you first start as a child. You have to keep trying. You have to keep working. You have to practice, practice, practice. I'm not a quitter and that makes for a good mathematician."

Quick Facts

Featured in: Movie Night (October 2019)

Current Role: Technical Program Manager – Data Science and Engineering at Netflix


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Philosophy from Howard University
  • Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Duke University

Watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix and of course, Math!

In our October 2019 – Movie Night box, Andrea talks about her job at Netflix, what she does, how it works, and why it is important. She also discusses how having a background in math helped her land her current role and how it applies to what she does.

Black Girl MATHgic Exclusive Interview Preview

“I have three little boys. Because math is all around us, I try to point it out and make it in everything that we do. When we're walking up the steps, we're counting the steps.”

Check out our October 2019 – Movie Night box to see Andrea Hairstons’ FULL interview!