My road in life has taken me all over.
I personally struggled in high school. I didn't see the end goal, my parents were separated and struggled to support the family, etc.
I spent a year in college before deciding to join the army. I still didn't know what I wanted to do, and felt finding a purpose to help the transition to adulthood was necessary.
After rejoining the college path, I started to find fun in the coursework I was doing and stayed on the path in finance. I followed the stock markets, I competed in stock games, read articles, etc.
By some sort of luck, I grabbed my first job after college in the construction industry, but still felt a little out of the loop career wise.
I looked around again, and found a development program at Travelers and felt it was the right thing for me. I made the jump and haven't looked back! Quickly, I realized insurance wasn't boring!
Keep following my journey


Associate account executive

Responsible for the profitability, growth and retention of a construction book of business.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A typical day involves reading risk control surveys, applying analytics on pricing accounts through loss history, expected profitability, etc. Conversing with agents on prospects, current insureds, and underwriting request for modifications of endorsements. I also have flexibility to choose what my typical day is, in that I can be in the office working at the computer all day, or I can set up meetings and be out with agents and insureds.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Apply for internships, ask to have meetings over coffee with underwriters and agents. Be persistent!

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"You will get bored of insurance, no one enjoys that work!"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student