• Lisa Marchalonis, Class of 2006

    Lisa Marchalonis, Alumni

    Education

    • BS in Mathematics
    • Minor in Information Technology
    • Minor in Business

    Employer

    Prudential Finance, New Jersey

    What I Do

    After graduating Monmouth University in May of 2006, I started working at Prudential Finance in Newark. My current title is actuarial forecasting and pricing associate. Some of my responsibilities include making utilities and standardizing processes to make results repeatable. We are constantly trying to improve the current processes and make future developments. Depending on where the resources are needed, I could be working with pricers who price life insurance products or financial modelers who work on forecasting. It is a mixture of programming and using actuarial software.

    The Role of Mathematics

    Being a math major helped me to obtain strong problem solving skills. At Prudential, things are continually changing and rarely does the same problem occur. Probability and statistics are also used in the life insurance field. I usually use mathematics daily to determine, for example, how many computers will need to be used and what time models are expected to finish based on what the model contains.

    My Background

    I obtained a BS in Mathematics and minored in Information Technology and General Business Administration. I graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors, and I am the recipient of the Kathryn Hopper Scholarship, Mathematics Student Leadership Award, Merit in Mathematics, and Community Service Youth Award. I also was inducted and chosen for the following honor societies and council during my undergrad years: President and Junior Liaison of Kappa Mu Epsilon (the math honor society); member of the School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Student and Alumni Advisory Council; and member of Lambda Sigma Tau, Phi Eta Sigma, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Also I am currently accepted to Monmouth University's Accelerated MBA program and intend on having an MBA by the summer of 2008.