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Candidate Campaigns


We highly encourage all candidates to email your campaign ideas and self-introductions to Sarah Bloemer ( to post on the Actuarial Club’s Website before April 23rd. Click here and navigate to the Website Campaigns section to find a detailed list of what to include in your email.

Aidan Bandte

Hello! My name is Aidan Bandte and I’m a current sophomore running for Vice President of Member Relations and Engagement. Over the past two years, I’ve had the privilege of working on the Engagement Committee under exceptional VPs who have taught me how to effectively brainstorm, organize, and facilitate a large variety of social events. If I’m elected, you can expect a mix of creative new activities and prior club favorites catered to members’ expressed interests. Thanks for your consideration!


Jodie Lam


Hi, my name is Jodie. I am a currently junior and I will be running for the VP of Educational Enrichment & the VP of Members Relations and Engagement for the academic year of 2024/2025. 


For the academic year of 2023/2024, I am part of Tyler's committee which is the Educational Enrichment Committee. I gained a lot of professional skills on how to communicate effectively with employers throughout the year. Besides, I had a lot of event planning experience ever since high school. As the President & the orchestra conductor of my high school's orchestra club, I organized various competitions and concerts together with a group of committees. I also organized various social events for the students as the committee of my college's academic program back in Malaysia. For the past summer, I also organized SOAR for new students with the Office of Student Transition, Family, and Engagement to help transition new students to UW-Madison.


If I am elected as the VP of Educational Enrichment, I will be organizing quality employer presentations featuring experienced actuaries, industry leaders, or academic experts to share insights, trends, and career advice with members. If I am elected as the VP of Members Relations & Engagement, I will strive to organize meaningful social events to foster camaraderie among members, creating a supportive and vibrant club environment. Thank you for considering me!


Stephanie Hayd


My name is Stephanie Hayd, and I am currently a freshman studying Actuarial Science. I am running for the position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I was on the Actuarial Club DEI Committee throughout my freshman year, and I am eager to take on a greater role regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization. Outside of the Actuarial Club, I am involved in the business fraternity, Badger AKPsi, where I am on the Fundraising Committee. If I am elected, I hope to expand the DEI mentorship program with other universities, allowing students at schools without Actuarial Science programs to partner with UW to receive actuarial education. DEI is so important for creating a safe and accepting community, and I hope you elect me for this essential role. Thank you!

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Hannah Sell


Hi all! My name is Hannah Sell, and I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for the position of President of the Actuarial Club for the 2024-2025 academic year. Currently, I am in my third year here at UW-Madison studying Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance. I have been an active member in the Actuarial Club for three years now, and one thing I can say is that I did not expect to be as passionate about this club as I am today. This past year, I joined Whitney Beaston on her engagement committee to help create fun, interactive socials. Additionally, during the '22-'23 I acted as our VP of educational enrichment. During that experience I gained valuable experience and knowledge regarding being a leader in the club. Not only did I gain leadership experience, but I also had so many opportunities to get to know members of the club and make valuable connections with people I otherwise may have never met. 

Outside of the actuarial club, I am also a dancer and am a member of the UW Premiere Dance team here on campus! I am so fortunate to be a part of such an incredible team with so many girls who love dance just as much as I do. Since I joined the team, I have acted as our social media manager, jazz choreographer, and formal chair. Choreographing is something I am very passionate about, and it is a way for me to fuel my creative side after a long day of crunching numbers. Additionally, I was a participant in the Deliberation Dinners Discussion Project this year (which I highly recommend participating in!) and am a Student Notetaker for the Mcburney Disability Center on campus.

As president of the Actuarial Club, I hope to drive our organization toward a greater feeling of inclusion and community. We are all members of this club because we share one common interest: actuarial science. But beyond that, we all have different quirks, interests, skills, backgrounds, etc. that we have to connect with. Students should be able to come to our events and feel welcomed, supported, and respected no matter their circumstances. We will create an engaging community that is driven by us as individuals–not by our grades or credits earned or exams passed. I will also work to create connections with different study tool programs such as Coaching Actuaries to provide our students with these resources at reduced costs. Therefore, I hope I can be your advocate and fearless leader for the 2024-2025 school year.


Sarah Bloemer


Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Bloemer and I am running to be the Actuarial Club President for next year. I am currently a junior studying Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance with a certificate in Leadership. 

I have been an active member of the Actuarial Club since my freshman year, including taking part in the mentorship program since my freshman year and tutoring several students through the Math Motivators program since my sophomore year. I was also on a leadership committee last year and this year I have served as Vice President of Communications. This position helped gain insights to all positions in the club and how the officers, committee members, and mentorship and intramural leads, work together to create a successful year in the club. All my experiences in the club thus far have laid a great framework to lead the club next year!

Outside of the club, I have held leadership positions in my dance organization, Optima Dance. I have learned a great amount about leadership from the positions I have held in my dance organization, the Actuarial Club, my leadership certificate as well as attending Kirk's weekly Lessons in Life and Leadership! I believe these experiences have prepared me well to become the Actuarial Club President!

As President, I hope grow the incredible actuarial community we have by fostering relationships with our faculty and students. I also hope to lead the incoming officer team to create events that are inclusive to all and help us all make lasting connections!

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you at elections!

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Ethan Farr


Hello! My name is Ethan Farr, and I am running for Vice President of Marketing and Social Media, along with Vice President of Finance. I am currently a freshman studying Actuarial Science, as well as Risk Management and Insurance. 

Throughout this past year, I have enjoyed attending various events in which I have gained knowledge and built connections while being involved in the mentorship program, playing intramural sports, and attending the Lessons in Life and Leadership sessions. I was on the volunteering committee for the Actuarial Club, and I truly appreciated being able to plan and attend a variety of events. It has been such a rewarding experience to be actively involved in the club as a volunteer. I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate while being part of the positive impact our club makes within the community of Madison. 

I intend to grow our capacity as a club through clear communication, organization, and collaboration. My efforts will be centered on building lasting connections between members, within the actuarial science and business field, and throughout our community. I intend to make our club stronger through my consistent efforts and commitment to continual growth, and I hope you put your trust in me as we work together to promote one of the largest student organizations in the business school. Thank you for considering me for the role of Vice President of Marketing and Social Media, along with Vice President of Finance. As you know, with Ethan, we will go Farr!


June Ma


Hi everyone! My name is June, and I am running for the Vice President of Communications for the 2024-2025 school year. I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance, and I joined Actuarial Club as soon as I started school here at UW-Madison. Little did I know, this club would legit become my second home during my college education. 


I have served on both the Communications and DEI Leadership Committees, while also remaining a dedicated member of our Mentorship Program and this past semester, I served as ActSci300’s Class Rep. I feel so fortunate to have had immense opportunities in not only gaining leadership experience, but also networking, expanding my guidance, and learning from other exceptional members. 


While serving on the Communications Committee, I knew that being our Communications Officer was something I wanted to take on to improve our club’s communication platforms and make it better than ever before. I hope to bring my diligence, punctuality, creativity, and comprehension as the officer you’d never miss an email from every Sunday and Wednesday. I already have numerous personal ideas listed on things I’d like to showcase and fix with our club’s reports, and I know these will put our club’s ambitions at, and staying on top. 


My other ideas besides renovating our club’s Communication medias include 


  1. Advising: It’s no secret that the journey in Actuarial Science is grueling at times as we’re all pursuing the most difficult

    major here at the Business School, yet it’s the most rewarding academic passion I could ever ask for.  Acting as an

    advisor to anyone in our club in not only academics but college lifestyle is something I’m always looking to fulfill. I’d love to be a positive influence whenever possible with my voice and I don’t judge, for my socials will be at the door welcome anytime. 

  2. Return of the Study Materials Tab on the Club Website: There used to be a Study Materials Tab under our Resources

    section on the Website, but it was left untouched and forgotten due to nothing being on there, resulting in its removal

    last spring 2023. As our VP, this would be something I’d like to revive in our club website’s layout, and I’d like to bring my personal experience and others' reviews to aid in not only passing professional actuarial exams, but also in classes here at UW-Madison. Likewise, I think adding a tab about the difference in SOA vs. CAS would be really beneficial for our underclassmen members. 

I hope to see you all at elections! 

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AC Zylka


Hello everyone! My name is AC, and I am running for Vice President of Finance as well as Vice President of Member Relations and Engagement. I am currently a Freshman studying Actuarial Science, Risk Management & Insurance, and Finance. 


Throughout this year I have had the pleasure to participate in various events the Actuarial Club has hosted. I have been involved in the Mentorship program, Intramural Sports, and Lessons and Leadership sessions. In addition to these amazing programs, I was selected to be a member of the Volunteering Committee for the Actuarial Club. Through my experiences in the committee, I have honed my leadership skills, organizing volunteer events and developing strong teamwork abilities through collaboration with others. In addition, my professional experiences in finance, including a position at Landmark Credit Union and volunteering for numerous organizations, has given me the skillset to create and facilitate engaging activities for the Actuarial Club.


As Vice President of Finance, I intend to increase community involvement through new and exciting volunteering opportunities. I plan to increase communication with club members to find the most popular volunteering projects we’ve done in the past that engage everyone. Outside of volunteering, I will efficiently manage the Actuarial Club’s finances to offer additional possibilities, events, and resources across the entire actuarial club. Volunteering is the perfect way to give back to our community, and I would be honored if you would help me help you. Thank you for considering me and I hope to see you at elections!

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