About Me

Hi there! I’m Christina, or The Actuarial Chef. Welcome to my little corner of the web! I’m sure you want to know a little more about the person behind this blog, so here we go

I’m an Actuary (don’t know what an Actuary is? See my FAQs.) by day and a home cook by night.

I grew up in Maryland, graduated from college with a degree in Mathematics and a concentration in Actuarial Science, and started taking the certification exams necessary to be a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. It is a dreadfully long, difficult process. (You can read about the exam process here or here, if you so desire.)

Now I live in Virginia with my boyfriend fiance! Ryan and our dog Yoshi, and I work in D.C. for a small actuarial consultant firm, doing actuarial valuation work for the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) – a government agency that insures private pension plans against default. I value terminated/underfunded private pension plans, ensuring that retirees continue to receive their pensions and calculating the pensions of future retirees, using Microsoft Excel and other proprietary software.

That’s about all I can think of right now — I’ll update this page as I think of more things to add 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy a picture of Yoshi as a puppy:

Yoshi in the snow

Yoshi 🙂



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