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Tina Valdez is currently a senior at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, where she was born and raised. She double majors in finance and risk management and marketing. She currently serves as the co-president of the Beta Xi chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma at St. Mary’s. Upon graduation, she will start her career with Marsh as part of the Marsh TRAC program out of the Houston office.

Do you think the emergence of technology in insurance will ultimately help attract a younger workforce?

I do believe that the emergence of technology in insurance will help attract a younger crowd to the industry. Technology, to an extent, is a concept with which my generation seems to be quite comfortable. Students that either chose not to study risk and insurance or have simply not had the opportunity to learn about the industry, regardless of their discomfort with the risk and insurance content, may now be attracted by the use of technology in the industry. Many of us students have learned to admire innovation and exploration of the application of newfound solutions. We want to be a part of the solution when we understand the goal.

Read the rest of the interview in Leader’s Edge Magazine.