Stephanie is a Senior Manager in our Actuarial Practice in Seattle. Her focus is long-term care (LTC) insurance: she is particularly interested in helping the industry overcome some of the challenges it has faced. In particular, affordability has been a key hurdle for LTC insurance. Stephanie works on solutions that involve collaboration between the public and private sectors. She also sees a lot of opportunities in product design, as the market aims to strike a balance between consumer preferences and company risk appetite. As she notes, aging is inevitable, and the costs (financial and otherwise) associated with aging can be significant, which is why we need a viable financing solution.
Problems seem much bigger when tackled alone, and I think some of the best solutions are born out of collaboration amongst individuals with different backgrounds.
Before Stephanie decided to pursue an actuarial career, she worked as a waitress, which gave her the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people on a daily basis. She had to juggle multiple customers with competing demands and deal with challenging clients. It was fast-paced and no two days were the same, which has also been true of her actuarial consulting career.
In hindsight, I think my experiences as a waitress helped establish a foundation for my actuarial consulting career in that I learned to communicate with a wide range of individuals.
Stephanie’s interests outside of work include taking care of her two long-coat German Shepherds: she loves taking them on long hiking adventures. Stephanie also likes running, doing yoga, and gardening. Long-term, she would love to have a small hobby farm with donkeys, goats, chickens, and other animals.