ACTUARIAL EXAMS
 SOA Exam Results
Course 1  Passed Fall 2002 
Course 2  Passed Fall 2002 
Course 3  Passed Spring 2003 
Course 4  Passed Fall 2003 
Course 6  Passed Spring 2004 
Course 5  Passed Fall 2005 

SKILLS
 Broad background in scientific computation, in
teams as well as working alone. Worked on modeling problems in
several fields  actuarial, molecular physics, neuroscience, finance,
population studies,
signal processing, statistics, information retrieval, electronic logic games. Good working
knowledge of PC's,
Macintoshes, and UNIXbased systems. Experience in Excel VBA, Perl, C,
Matlab, Mathcad, Maple, FORTRAN, APL2, and able to pick up new languages
(computer or human) quickly. Have consulted for software design in
signal processing and in a patent law case for an electronic logic
puzzle; have tutored graduate level statistics, probability, stochastic
processes, analysis, and mathematical finance. 
EDUCATION 
Courant Institute, New York University, New York, New York
M.S. Applied Mathematics, September 1998
Ph.D. program, completed all but dissertation, Fall 1998  Spring 2002
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Physics, May 1996
Valedictorian

ACTUARIAL EXPERIENCE

TIAACREF, New York, New York
Actuarial Assistant,
March 2003  Present
 First rotation in Actuarial Student Program: Actuarial
Business Services. Regular tasks include individual retirement
projections, DC v. DB plan comparison tools, and calculations of
TIAACREF fund performance. Special projects in last year:
 Pricing tool for new business (along with project members, saved
the company $250K!)
 Mortality and annuity factor calculators
 TIAA annuity settlement and renewal calculator
 Monte Carlo fund modeling for product development
 Second rotation: Actuarial Modeling. Projects:
 C3 Phase II and VA CARVM: implementation and analysis of impact on aftertax annuity product line
 Asset/Liability Modeling on pension annuities

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Industrial Mathematics Modeling Workshop, Center for Research
in Scientific Computation, North Carolina State University, Advisor:
Laura Mather, National Security Agency Research project,
August 1997
 Worked on termweighting scheme for information retrieval,
especially for use with the World Wide Web, in a group from differing
applied math backgrounds.
Physics Department, North Carolina State University, Profs.
Jerzy Bernholc and Boris Yakobson
Research Assistant, September 1995  August 1996
 Adapting molecular dynamics code to study initial growth of
carbon nanotubes as well as the dynamics of stretch them. Published
journal article resulted.
National Science Foundation's Research Experience for
Undergraduates, Indiana University, Bloomington, Advisor: Dan Maki
Research project, June 1995August 1995
 Applied hidden markov speech recognition structures to
evaluating speech quality for speech pathology clinical work. Obtained
extremely good results for limited speech problems.
Statistics Department, North Carolina State University, Advisor:
Roger Berger
Summer Internship, June 1991August 1991
 Taught self statistics and wrote FORTRAN programs for
Prof. Berger to calculate specialized probabilities and optimal
rejection regions for multiplehypotheses testing.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Math Department, New York University
Instructor, September 2001  May 2002
 Teaching Quantitative Reasoning workshop sessions, a course which is the
math requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences for nonscience majors. Covers topics such as
exponential and logarithmic functions and their relation to compound interest and radioactive decay; probability
and its relation to sampling procedures; trigonometric functions and their relation to determining large
distances, such as the distance to and size of the moon.
Mathcamp, Mathematical Foundation of America
Mentor, Summer 1999, Summer 2000, and Summer 2002
 Teaching and supervising mathematically gifted high
school students. Among the things I taught were fractals,
probability, linear algebra, false proofs, discrete math, logic, and wild functions. Also, on the planning
committees for Mathcamp since 2000.
Math Department, New York University
Teacher, September 1997  December 1997, January 1999  May
1999
 Teaching Mathematical Thinking and Elementary Statistics
to nonmath majors.
Math Department, North Carolina State University
Maple Consultant Supervisor, August 1995  May 1996
 Supervised, scheduled, and trained computer consultants.
Math Department, North Carolina State University
Teaching Assistant, August 1995  December 1995
 Taught recitation twice a week to allfreshman Calculus
class, with emphasis on Calculus projects using Maple software. Lectured
for two weeks during absence of professor.
Math Department, North Carolina State University
Maple Handbook Author, January 1994  May 1995
 With two others, wrote Maple projects for use in
secondsemester Calculus classes.
Math Department, North Carolina State University
Maple Consultant, January 1995  May 1995, September 1992  May
1994
 Helped students with Maple, a symbolic math processor that
is a large part of N.C. State's Calculus program, as well as with other
aspects
of the UNIX network.
Talent Identification Program, Duke University
Teaching Assistant, June 1992
 Taught geometry to gifted students in summer program, as
well as gave talks on gambling and Cantor's diagonal theorem.

COURSEWORK
 At Courant Institute: Probability Limit Theorems (I&II),
Stochastic Processes,
Mathematical Finance (I&II), Computational Methods for Mathematical
Finance,
Neurophysiology, Vision, Disordered Systems, Partial & Ordinary
Differential
Equations, Complex Analysis, Real Variables, Genome Analysis 
AWARDS AND
HONORS
 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship,
NYU's McCracken Fellowship, graduated Valedictorian, Summa cum laude, Phi
Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon (Math
Honor Society), Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society) 
OTHER
ACTIVITIES
 Toastmasters, St. John's College executive seminars, odd jobs in teaching and mathematics (tutoring, grading,
note taking, Kaplan GRE Prep teacher, GED math teacher, consulting on a
patent
case and consulting for software development), specialist reader for
Reading For
the Blind and Dyslexic (NYC office), assistant cook at NYU Catholic Center Soup
Kitchen, volunteer clerk at Ten Thousand Villages (Raleigh, NC), office
volunteer at Holly Hill Hospital (Raleigh, NC), NYU Crew, knitting,
crocheting, cross stitch, guitar, went through all
of Dickens' novels (as of right now, Our Mutual Friend is my
favorite). 