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Kristin's work combines: Writing, Law, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Adverse Subrogation Arbritration Professional

I answer adverse subrogation demands for damage and liability disputes.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Riverdale High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Marketing/Marketing Management, General

    Middle Tennessee State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Claims Adjusters, Examiners, & Investigators:

Bachelor's Degree: Marketing/Marketing Management, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Working through college at an oil change location. I changed oil and performed other car repairs.

  • 2.

    I failed (or early withdrew to avoid an F) Principles of Accounting II, three times. This made me question my degree choice and if I could obtain it.

  • 3.

    Graduated with my BA in marketing.

  • 4.

    Interviewed with several sales - direct and indirect - trying to find a job post college.

  • 5.

    Hired at Sedgwick CMS (third-party claims administrator) issuing Medicare payments.

  • 6.

    Promoted to a Claims Adjuster at Sedgwick CMS handling Property Damage/Bodily Injury/Premise Liability.

  • 7.

    Joined Travelers' new Adverse Subrogation National Unit.

  • 8.

    Joined the new Arbitration focused team in Adverse Subrogation.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    You need to prepare to make less than $30,000/year after you graduate. Many of you will still be waitressing after college.

  • How I responded:

    While waitressing is no easy job, it was not the career path I wanted. I began looking into different industries to assess the largest job market. Insurance has many facets so there were several entry level jobs near me.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Taking out student loans to get a college degree is not ideal. The outstanding balance of over $30,000 sitting on the shoulders of a recent college grad was a heavy burden. I needed a degree that would help me pay these loans off quickly.