Meet The 2019-2020 Head Delegates
Brenda Le, Dalhousie University Co-Head Delegate
Brenda Le is a third-year student majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Computer Science at Dalhousie University. She is currently completing a double certificate in Applied & Computational Mathematics and Actuary & Financial Mathematics at school. Brenda enjoys trying new things; whether that be with physical activities, foods, building relationships, or travelling. She can be reached through LinkedIn.
Fatma Sarhan, Dalhousie University Co-Head Delegate
Fatma is currently in 4th year at Dalhousie university doing an honour in Statistics. Working towards writing the preliminary exams soon as I start to explore the actuarial science field. I love anything to do with travelling, exploring new things and continuously being active both physically and through volunteering in various community events. I can be reached through LinkedIn.
Stephanie Siu, Carleton University Head Delegate
Stephanie Siu is a fourth-year student at Carleton University in Honours Statistics with a concentration in Actuarial Science. Attending her first ANÉA-ASNA Convention in 2018, she was motivated to be more active in the actuary community. After a rewarding year of serving as Head Delegate and President of Carleton University’s Actuarial Science Club, she decided to continue her role for a second year; promoting awareness of the actuarial science program at Carleton University and connecting her university to other aspiring actuaries. Obtaining her first internship at CIBC as an Analyst for Treasury Data Management for Summer 2019, she hopes that this would encourage others to seek out non-traditional roles in the field. She can be contacted via LinkedIn.
Krishnaa Patel, McMaster University Head Delegate
Krishnaa is a fourth-year student at McMaster University studying Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics. She is currently the Co-President of McMaster’s Actuarial Society and is completing an 8 month internship at iA Financial as a Student Underwriter. She is very excited to be representing her university as Head Delegate, and is looking forward to an amazing ASNA 2020. Krishnaa can be reached through LinkedIn.
Harsh Rughani, University of Toronto Head Delegate
Harsh Rughani is a second-year student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Actuarial Science and Economics, alongside a minor in French. He will be completing his first Actuarial internship at the Munich Re Group in the summer of 2019. He has passed Exam P and is planning for Exam FM in June 2019.
Harsh had the pleasure to volunteer for both ASNA conventions, Ottawa in 2018 and Montréal in 2019 and is excited to serve as the Director of Events for ASNA 2020, as well as the Head Delegate for the University of Toronto. He will be coordinating the events for the upcoming convention and aims to ensure that Delegates have an amazing experience and are able to get the most out of the convention.
Karen Shim, University of Waterloo Head Delegate
Karen Shim is a second-year Actuarial Science student at the University of Waterloo. She is currently interning at Manulife in the Affinity Markets Pricing department and is preparing to write exam FM in August 2019. After attending and volunteering at her first ANÉA-ASNA convention in 2019, Karen is eager to take on the role of Head Delegate at her university and promote the ASNA 2020 Convention to aspiring actuarial students. She can be reached through LinkedIn.
Nicolaus Wong, Western University Head Delegate
Nicolaus Wong is a fourth-year student at Western University pursuing an Honours Specialization in Data Science and Actuarial Science. He recently switched from Carleton University where he founded the Carleton University Actuarial Science Club and served as it’s President and Vice-President. At Western, he is continuing his passion with the Actuarial and Statistical Undergraduate Association where he also serves as an executive. He passed Exam FM/2 after his first internship at Chubb and is focused on expanding his financial acumen after his internship at Deloitte in the summer of 2019.
This year, Nicolaus holds the positions of Head Delegate at Western and Vice President of Finance for ASNA. He is focused on helping the community more this year through both his positions. Besides his time with ASNA, he is also very friendly and loves to meet other people. Feel free to say hi if you see him around.
Dante Buratto, University of Windsor Head Delegate
Dante is the University of Windsor’s first ever delegate for ANEA-ASNA. He is currently in second year with Honours in Mathematics & Statistics and a minor in Computer Science. He is also preparing for the first two preliminary exams for the SOA. His first internship was spent at HUB International this past summer.
Actuarial science is his passion and he has demonstrated this through the founding of the Windsor Actuarial Club at his University. When not studying or working, he enjoys socializing with friends, travelling, and a variety of sports. Dante is very excited to represent his school this year as the head delegate and looks forward to the inaugural associate membership participation, at the 2020 convention, with his fellow classmates. Feel free to contact him via LinkedIn.
Mikaila Edghill, York University Head Delegate
Mikaila is a fourth-year student at York University pursuing an Honours Degree in Actuarial Science. Along with her passion for graphic design, she is actively involved in her actuarial science community, currently holding the position of Vice-President of the Actuarial Student Association (ASA). After serving as the Communications Director in 2018, she is preparing to write the P Examination in July and FM soon thereafter. After attending her first Convention in Montreal in 2019, she is excited to become a part of this incredible community and thus be able to further strengthen the communication and connection between York University and ANEA-ASNA as the Head Delegate for York University this upcoming year. She may be contacted via LinkedIn.
Christina Fulginiti, Concordia University Head Delegate
Christina is a second year undergraduate student at Concordia University. She attended her first ASNA event in January 2019 as a volunteer and loved it so much she decided to run for head delegate. She has a keen interest in pursuing an actuarial career and will be taking FM in August 2019 and plans to write Exam P later in the year. Aside from numbers, Christina also enjoys reading and boxing! As head delegate of Concordia University, she will help students with any questions and concerns they have with ASNA and get students excited for the event ! She can be reached via LinkedIn.
Isabela Dragomir, McGill University Head Delegate
Isabela is a third-year student pursuing a Joint Major in Statistics and Computer Science (Minor in Economics) at McGill University. She is currently the Vice President of Information Technology at McGill Students’ Actuarial Association (MSAA) and the McGill University Head Delegate for ASNA. She also works as an insurance claims agent in the heart of downtown Montreal during the weekend.
Isabela was introduced to the profession of actuary while attending ASNA 2018 in Ottawa, where she got the chance to meet amazing people and learn more about the actuarial field. As a head delegate, she hopes to promote ASNA within the McGill community and to make as many students as possible fall in love with this blooming career path and its many opportunities. Please feel free to contact her via LinkedIn.
Hong Xin Jimmy Mei, Université de Montréal Head Delegate
Hong Xin Jimmy Mei is a third-year student at Université de Montréal. He has passed the first two SOA/CAS exams and is currently working for Morneau Shepell as an intern since January. At first, Hong Xin wasn’t sure if actuarial science was for him, but after his first convention in Ottawa, he learned a lot more about being an actuary and will be pursuing a career in this field. He is also a very open person and would be pleased to help you. If you have any questions, you can reach him via LinkedIn.
Nathanaël Pelchat, Université Laval Head Delegate
Nathanaël is a third-year student at Laval University in Quebec City. He has already passed exams P and FM and is currently studying for another preliminary exam. Nathanaël had is first internship in general insurance at TD Insurance, Montreal, and his second internship in the life branch at Sun Life, Toronto. Aside his studies and his school implication as the VP to external affairs, Nathanaël likes to do networking, sports, outdoors activities and board games. He can be reached on LinkedIn.
Yassmina Marzagui, Université de Québec à Montréal Head Delegate
My name is Yassmina Marzagui, I’m a 2nd-year student in Actuarial Science at the University Of Québec in Montréal, I’m studying to write my exams P and FM this autumn. I’m looking forward to finishing my bachelor in Actuarial Science and completing a master’s degree in Finance. I love reading, traveling and cooking. I would like to be more active in the actuarial community and I am honored to act as Head Delegate of UQAM.
Theodora Ninkovich, University of Calgary Head Delegate
Theodora is a fourth-year student majoring in Actuarial Science at the University of Calgary (UC). Having attended her first ANÉA-ASNA conference in 2019, she was eager to become more active in the actuarial community. Theodora is currently the VP of Marketing for University of Calgary Actuarial Society (UCAS) and as the new head delegate for UC, she is excited to begin promoting ANÉA-ASNA 2020 in order to have more UC students attend, as well as connecting her peers to the actuarial community, and acting as an intermediary between UC students and the ANÉA-ASNA committee. Aside from her professional life, Theodora loves to read, bake, and travel. She can’t wait for ANÉA-ASNA 2020 and if you see her around, don’t be afraid to say hello!
Coral McCuen, University of Manitoba Head Delegate
Coral McCuen is a fourth-year actuarial student at the University of Manitoba. She has completed Exam P and plans to write Exam FM this June. Coral is currently completing a four-month internship at RSA. She enjoys organizing events in her local Actuarial and Statistics club and travelling. She attended her first ASNA convention in 2019 and is very excited to be apart of this years conference! She can be reached via LinkedIn.
Brenden Lusok, University of Regina Head Delegate
Brenden Lusok is a fourth-year Actuarial Science student at the University of Regina. He completed a 16-month internship with Sun Life in Waterloo, where he will be returning for full-time work, in March 2020. His passion for actuarial science has driven him to successfully complete all requirements for the ASA designation. This will be his fourth time attending ASNA, and third as Head Delegate for the University of Regina. Having a significant impact on his career and personal development, Brenden firmly believes that ASNA is one of the most unique and beneficial experiences currently available for Actuarial students. He can be reached via LinkedIn.
Crystal Fan, Simon Fraser University Head Delegate
Crystal is a third-year student at Simon Fraser University (SFU) double major in actuarial science and statistic. After completing the first coop term in Manulife, she is currently working in Industrial Alliance as for an eight-month actuarial coop position. She has passed three SOA exams and prepares for the LTAM and SRM in fall 2019. Since participating in her first ASNA convention in 2019, she decided to use her passion to help more actuarial students to get involved in the actuarial community. Her goal is to provide the best solution when the SFU actuarial students ask for help. Crystal can be reached via LinkedIn.