I recently joined a small company as a data scientist. Most people here are working in this industry for 10+ years and are fairly old fashioned when it comes to analytics. I'm also the youngest person around.
My problem is: I often get asked questions like: "Oh you studied this subject? I've heard its really hard." Or when someone asks me about my role here, it usually involves a more complicated-sounding explanation that makes me sound elitist. I've tried to circumvent this by showing more interest in others work, and avoiding talking about my degree and work experience. While I'm not being rude by answering their question, I feel it has created a distance between me and the other employees.
Tldr; I sound like I'm showing off at work and I want to avoid it.
If someone has tips on how to fit in a company culture in my situation, would be great.