Michelle Amaral grew up in
nearby Modesto, California. In 1998 she graduated from University of the Pacific
with a B.S. in Mathematical Economics and went on to receive an M.A. in
Economics from University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Economics from University
of California at Davis. Her research focuses on empirical policy applications
relating to health economics. Since completing graduate school she has been
continuing her research and teaching in the economics department at University
of the Pacific.
receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of
the Pacific in December 2008, Kelly Mugerditchian started her career in
Logistics with the Department of the Navy working as a civilian for Strategic
Systems Programs (SSP). The D5
Trident II missile is the product of SSP, a submarine-launched ballistic
missile that is the primary strategic deterrent of the United States. Over the
past 2 years, Kelly has been working with the different re-entry body vehicles
of the Trident II with supporting Flight Tests, providing data for long-range
planning and supporting the buildup of the hardware.
Dustin Stewart graduated from the University of the Pacific
with a BS in mathematics in 2001. In 2005, he received his PhD in
Mathematics from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO, with a focus in
discrete mathematics. Dustin currently works for Microsoft in Redmond,
WA, as a software development engineer. At
Microsoft, he builds tools for the Bing Data Mining team. Before Microsoft, Dustin worked as a mathematician for
International Game Technology in Reno, NV. There he created mathematical
models of casino gaming machines. Before entering the world of private industry
he spent a year as a visiting professor of mathematics at Trinity University in
San Antonio, TX.
For information on working for Microsoft, visit: www.microsoft.com/university .
Rose Barrett, FCAS
Rose Barrett graduated from UOP with a BS in Mathematics in 1986. She taught high school math as an Intern Teacher for one school year in Tracy, CA, before becoming highly interested in a career in actuarial science. Rose began working as a casualty actuarial trainee in July of 1987 and began taking actuarial exams the same year. She attained the designation of Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 1995, and became a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2005. Rose has worked as an actuary for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, and is currently employed by Chartis Insurance, where she is the Western Zone Actuary. She and her staff evaluate casualty risks for large Fortune 1000 clients.