STEM Stars Achieve Success

February 23, 2023

STEM Stars Blog Photo

We launched the STEM Stars Actuarial Scholars Program with a primary goal to increase diversity in the actuarial profession. By providing support that starts in high school, extends into college and continues through a career, the STEM Stars program identifies, recruits and supports high school students who are skilled in math and interested in the actuarial field.

We proudly announced the first cohort of twenty STEM Stars last Spring.  These Stars were welcomed into a supportive community with the Summer Intensive Workshop, introduced to a network of mentors and tutors and were provided with immersion experiences, internship and job shadowing opportunities.

We are excited to announce that this first cohort of STEM Stars is already making strides in moving the needle on diversity in the profession. Seven of our Stars have taken the next step in their journeys by achieving internships and passing actuarial exams.

Congratulations to these STEM Stars! We can’t wait to see what you accomplish.

STEM Stars who are gaining actuarial experience through an internship:

  • Naomi Nwokoma (Actuarial Analyst at Optum)
  • Ava Brown (Milliman)
  • Aliyah Johnson (Principal Financial)
  • Ayanna Williams
  • Quade Saldana (Brighthouse Financial)
  • Emily Roman (Unum Company)

We also have one STEM Star who has passed an actuarial exam. Best wishes to Naomi Nwokoma, who recently passed Exam P. We wish you continued success on your actuarial journey!

Learn more about the STEM Stars program and how you can support these students. Applications are open for the next cohort  and are due April 10, 2023.