On Monday January 26, the girls in the eighth grade algebra class had a special visit from Mrs. Long, mother of eighth grader Amanda Long. Mrs. Long is an actuary, who uses her math skills every day. She spoke to the girls about the high demand of actuaries and how out of 7,900 casualty actuaries, only 30% are women. According to CNN Money, the actuary profession has been in the top five of best jobs for the past 10 years.
Mrs. Long spoke about her education, her past actuarial positions, and day-to-day tasks while working in the entertainment and reinsurance industries. She gave the girls an exercise modeling her work. Our girls gained valuable insights and their eyes were opened to a great math-focused career! See photos from Mrs. Long's visit in the gallery or in the slideshow below.