An actuary uses a combination of mathematics, finance, and computer science to estimate future financial risks, typically for an insurance company. Most traditional actuaries focus on mathematics and finance, while others, such as myself, focus more on understanding the computer science aspect in order to build a financial modeling software to support the estimation of future risk. I never envisioned myself working on tasks that require a background in software development. I could not be happier that I get to work on projects related to software development as it has taught me how crucial modeling software is in the world of actuarial science. The most exciting part of my workday is simply the fluctuation in projects I am responsible for.