Student Scholars

Meet the 2024 Annual Conference Student Scholars!

Andrew Ivanovski is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science at St. John’s University. Specifically, he is a student in the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, located within the Peter J. Tobin College of Business. Andrew is the recipient of the St. John’s University Provost Scholarship and is enrolled in the Thomas J. Cox, Jr. Business Honors Program. He is a general member of the Actuarial Club and Applied Analytics Club at St. John’s University. Recently, Andrew attained a seat on the Executive Board of Gamma Iota Sigma (Alpha Iota Chapter), where he holds the role of director of internal relations and marketing. He is currently studying for Actuarial Exam P.
Brady King is a sophomore at Saint Joseph’s University, where he majors in risk management & insurance and minors in data science, math and economics. He is a member of the men’s rowing team, where he earned a bronze medal in the Third Varsity Eight at the 2023 Dad Vail Regatta, the largest college rowing race in the world. Brady is also a member of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, where he will be serving as the Actuarial Department chair during the 2024-2025 school year. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society. Brady’s goal is to become an actuary after college, as he has passed Exam FM and P and will be an actuarial corporate intern at CVS/Aetna during the summer of 2024.
Uyen Le is a graduate student at Seattle University majoring in finance and accounting, having previously graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in biology. Her unconventional transition from a biology background to the ?eld of business stems from her desire to directly assist people, recognizing the importance of ?nance in shaping our lives. During her previous internship at the Port of Seattle, her interest in risk management was piqued while researching capitalization policies at airports nationwide to assess their ?nancial viability. Her goal is to apply her unique experiences, perspectives and knowledge to assist individuals and businesses in navigating challenges and achieving success. In her free time, she enjoys contributing to the Vietnamese community through teaching and serving as a portfolio analyst for the Redhawk Fund Team at her school.
Isabella Seger-Wagasy is a sophomore at the University of Olivet, majoring in insurance and risk management, where she has been able to obtain her property and casualty license in the state of Michigan. Within her major, Bella is the industry relations officer for the school’s Gamma Iota Sigma chapter. She is also on the University of Olivet’s varsity volleyball team. Outside of school, Bella likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys baking and crafting. Bella has always strived to give back to her community as much as she possibly could through whatever means necessary. Joining the risk management industry allows her to achieve this goal at a higher level.
Shammil Shamsuri is a 19-year-old international student from Malaysia and currently a first-year student majoring in quantitative risk management and insurance at St. John’s University. Growing up, Shammil really had a deep connection with mathematics and started to build on the fundamentals from middle school. He spent most of his time practicing math problems until he garnered the feeling of satisfaction on the topic. Shammil’s curiosity in the risk management field began to emerge immediately after he discovered the role of Chief Risk Officer (CRO), which he decided to pursue as a future career goal. Shammil’s personality and the position of CRO are aligned in the sense that he loves to solve problems using critical thinking and organization. He is also keenly aware of the “risks” that may occur in the future. Shammil is the youngest of two siblings.
Ka’Nijuh Tillery is a first-year graduate student at Fayetteville State University (FSU) with a concentration in project management. She currently serves as an Impact Fellow for the John M. Belk Endowment, an organization that aids post-secondary and adult learners in gaining access to education in North Carolina. The fellowship allows Ka’Nijuh to work closely with students, policymakers and philanthropy partners to address educational concerns and leverage effective solutions. With a background of more than six years in business management and visual arts, Ka’Nijuh has worked for top nonprofits and multi-million-dollar corporations ranging from risk management to educational advising. During her undergraduate career, Ka’Nijuh obtained leadership positions for Enactus US, Black Entrepreneurial Initiative (BEI) and countless others. Additionally, Ka’Nijuh serves as a scholarship coach where she helps students qualify for approximately $5,000 or more in scholarships for undergraduate and graduate programs.