Meeting a Need

Established by leaders of Bermuda's insurance industry in 1996, BFIS is tasked with ensuring that Bermudian students are provided with opportunities to attain the education and training necessary for careers in Bermuda's insurance industry. This is being achieved through scholarships, mentoring, internships and career guidance.

Comments from previous participants:
• “Thank you for this once in a lifetime experience. I feel honored and extremely grateful for having taken part of this internship.”
• “This was one of the most valuable learning experiences I’ve had, with outstanding networking opportunities. I learned about aspects of the industry, such as Professional Lines D&O, which I’d not been exposed to, and gained a solid understanding of the different career paths in insurance.”
• "Being able to sit with an underwriter to see the whole underwriting process from start to finish was fascinating and invaluable."
• "It made sense of what I had learned in the classroom."

SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2018 BERMUDA INTERNS
COURTNEY BROWNE
University of Waterloo
Major: Geography & Environmental Management (Hons.)
Graduation: 2019
MEAGAN STECKO
BFIS SCHOLAR
Western University
Major: Hons. Specialisation in Actuarial Science
Graduating: 2020
COURTNEY KERR
University of Western Ontario
Major: English Language & Literature
Graduation: 2019
EVAN WATKINS
University of Stirling
Major: Business Management & Marketing (BA Hons.)
Graduation: 2018
SAL D’ACQUISTO
Visiting Katie School student
Illinois State University
Major: Risk Management/Insurance & Finance
Graduation: 2019
ADRIAN VILLA
Visiting Katie School student
Illinois State University
Major: Risk Management/Insurance, Finance
Graduation: 2019
2017 ATLANTA INTERNS
WALKER CAMPBELL
College of William and Mary
Major: Economics
Graduation: 2020
CHELSEA WARREN
Alabama A & M University
Major: Business (MBA)
Graduation: 2019
AARON REGO
University of East Anglia, UK
Major: Economics
Graduation: 2020
DANIELLE WALL
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Major: Business (BBA)
Graduation: 2021
2017 CHICAGO INTERNS
KHAELJAH BURGESS
Nottingham Trent University
Major: MSc Management and Finance
Graduation: 2019
TASHAE TROTT
Nottingham Trent University
Major: BSc Psychology
Graduation: 2019
TOMISHA GOATER
University of Florida
Major: Economics
Minor: Business Admin./Comm. Studies
Graduating: 2018
United World College Scholar
CAYLA WADE
Georgia State University
Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Graduation: December 2019
2017 LONDON INTERNS
CIARA BURROWS
BFIS SCHOLAR
University of Waterloo, Canada
Major: Legal Studies & Economics
Graduation: 2019
KIMIKA JACKSON
BFIS SCHOLAR
St. John’s University, USA
Major: Quantitative Risk & Insurance
Graduation: 2019
ZACHARY FRIESEN
BFIS SCHOLAR
Trinity Western University, Canada
Major: Finance
Graduation: May 2018
The Institutes: CPCU 500
DANIEL OATLEY
BFIS SCHOLAR
University of Warwick, UK
Major: Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Graduation: 2018
2017 SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2017 BERMUDA INTERNS
Kyra Dunstan
University of Western Ontario
Major: Management and Organisational Studies: HR
Kenneth Mayne
BPP Business School, UK
Major: Business Management
Cara Philip
London SOAS, UK
Major: International Development MSc
Sophia Schwertl
University of Western Ontario
Major: Management and Organisational Studies: Accounting
Visiting Student From The Katie School
Morgan Loy
Illinois State University, USA
Major: Risk Management and Insurance
Visiting Student From The Katie School
Libby Schrishuhn
Illinois State University, USA
Major: Risk Management and Insurance
2017 ATLANTA INTERNS
Jasmine Dawson
University of Winchester, UK
Major: Classics (Hons)
Elizabeth Froud
St. Mary's University, Canada
Major: Psychology and HR
Niambi Landy-Philpott
Acadia University, Canada
Major: Mathematics and Statistics with Business
Carmela Robinson
Temple University, USA
Major: Risk Management and Insurance
2017 CHICAGO INTERNS
Tracey DeSouza
Georgia State University, USA
Major: Accounting
Anthony Howell
Columbia University, NY and LSE, London
Major: World History
Sihle Paynter
Ryerson University
Major: Global Management
Kayla Virgil Darrell
St. John's University, NYC
Major: Actuarial Science
2017 LONDON INTERNS
Chris Alexander
University of Bristol, UK
Major: Accounting and Finance
Conor Lohan
McGill University, Canada
Major: Economics
Evan Watkins
University of Stirling, UK
Major: Business Management & Marketing
Dominick Wright
Whartong School of Business, USA
Major: Insurance and Risk Manament and Finance
2016 SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2016 BERMUDA INTERNS
Anna Harrington
University of Western Ontario
Major: Financial Economics
Megan Knight
University of St. Andrews,UK
Major: Mathematics
Aaron Nelson
University of Hertfordshire, UK
Major: Business Administration
Katie Stevenson
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Major: Specialisation in Globalisation
Visiting Student From The Katie School
Judy Cheng
Illinois State University, USA
Major: Actuarial Science
Visiting Student From The Katie School
Emily Tomaszewski
Illinois State University, USA
Major: Business Administration
2016 ATLANTA INTERNS
Chelsy Furtado
Acadia University
Major: Accounting
Tyler Kerr
University of Western Ontario
Major: Finance for Management & Organisational Studies
Alexandra McMartin
Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Major: Business Communications
Daniel Ritchie
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Major: Economics, Business Economics
2016 CHICAGO INTERNS
Kyle Burgess
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA
Major: Economics
Stephen Cox
Elon University, North Carolina, USA
Major: Project Management
Julia Judd
Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Major: Accounting
Melanie Mendonca
University of West of England, Bristol, UK
Major: International Business
2016 LONDON INTERNS
Eleanor Boyle
Rollins College, Florida, USA
Major: Economics
Jessica Burns
University of Warwick, UK
Major: Business Management
Tatyana Butterfield
Temple University, USA
Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Rachel Soares
University of West of England, UK
Major: International Business
2015 SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2015 BERMUDA INTERNS
Ciara Burrows
University of Waterloo
Major: Legal Studies and Economics
Zachary Friesen
Trinity Western University, BC
Major: Business
Sydney Neal
McGill University
Major: Finance & International Business

Yuki Sun
Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Majors: Actuarial Science
Stefani Arapidis
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance and Finance

Courtney Guzzino
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance and Finance
2015 ATLANTA INTERNS
Tara Brangman
Georgia State University
Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Conner Elliott
University of Waterloo
Major: Science (Honors)

Courtney Fisher
University of Guelph
Major: Accounting
Arthur Begeman
Queen’s University
Major: Environmental Science
Aqib Wasif
Georgia State University
Major: Actuarial Science
2015 CHICAGO INTERNS
Emilie Bacon
Roger Williams University
Major: Business Management
Laura Burns
University of Warwick
Major: Business Management
Now taking LLB at BPP Law School
Jesse Marshall
University of Southampton
Major: Oceanography (MSci)
Denzel Simons
Florida International University
Major: Economics
2015 LONDON INTERNS
James Gilmour
University of Sussex
Major: Chemistry
James Gregory
Babson College
Major: Business Management
William MacKenzie
University of Bristol
Major: Economics
Tom Svensen
University of Dundee
Major: Civil Engineering Design & Management
2014 SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2014 BERMUDA INTERNS May 27 - June 13
Daniel Andrade
University of Toronto
Major: Actuarial Science
Graduation: 2015
Sophie Isaac
Mount Saint Vincent University
Major: Accounting / Start: Sept. 2014
Bermuda College – Associates 2013
Zakiya Smith
Middlesex University, UK
Major: Business Management
Graduation: July 2014
Justin Tavares
University of Central Florida
Majors: Finance / Management
Graduation: 2015
Ryan Curran
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance and Finance
Graduating May 2015
Spencer Richardson
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance and Finance
Graduation December 2014
2014 ATLANTA INTERNS July 7-18
Rachel Barnes
Bowdoin College, ME
Major: Economics / Earth & Oceanographic Science
Graduation: 2015
Asha Ford
Georgia State University – starting Sept. 2014
Major: Insurance and Risk Management
Bermuda College - graduated 2014
Alexis Richens
Jacksonville University
Double Majors: Business / Dance
Graduation: 2015
Taliah Shakir
Durham University, UK
Major: Business & Management
Graduation: 2015
Catannian Sanogo
Georgia State University
Major: Business Admin. Finance/Actuarial Science
Graduation: Dec. 2014
2014 CHICAGO INTERNS July 7-18
Kelly Barnes
George Washington University, DC
Major: Psychology
Graduation: 2014
Kris Furbert
European School of Economics, Spain
Major: Business
Graduation: 2015
Melissa Rodrigues
St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Major: Business Administration
Graduation: 2014
Kishana Thomas-Quallo
St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Major: Business Administration
Graduation: 2014
2014 LONDON INTERNS July 7-18
Honor Brady
Major: Civil Engineering (MEng)
Hong Kong University exchange student - 2010 Graduation: 2012
Juliette Ferrari-McComb
Major: Mathematics
Graduation: 2014
Nicholas Scarcliffe
Manchester Metropolitan University
Major: Advertising and Brand Management
Graduation: 2014
Jason Shrubb
Bates College, USA
Major: Politics / Minor: Mathematics
Graduation: 2015
2013 SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2013 BERMUDA INTERNS May 27 - June 14
Alex-Andre Bassett
Dalhousie University – graduated 2012
Major: Marketing Management
Ceilidh Blood
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Majors: Quantitative Studies/Music
Graduating 2014
Nicholas Butterfield
St. John’s University, New York
Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Graduation 2013
Oliver Kempe
Newcastle University
Major: Architecture
Graduated 2010
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Illinois State University
Major: Actuarial Science
Graduating 2014
Dana Thomas
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance
Graduation 2014
2013 LONDON INTERNS June 3-14
Helen Crisson
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Graduating 2014
Elizabeth Dunkerley
Aberystwyth University, UK
Major: International politics and strategic studies
Graduation 2013
Kings College London - Post-graduate course in Science & Security
Jaime Ferrari-McComb
University of Exeter, UK
Major: Business
Graduation 2013
CASS Business School, London – Post-graduate course in Insurance & Risk Management
Catherine Outerbridge
Davidson College, USA
Major: Political Science and Philosophy
Graduation 2013
Kaplan Law School, London – Post-graduate course in Law
2013 CHICAGO INTERNS July 8-19
Brittany DeFrias
St. John’s University, USA
Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Graduating 2014
Shari Gilbert
Cass Business School, UK
Major: Insurance & Risk Management
Graduating 2013
Brunel University, London 2009 – 2012
Major: Financial Computing
Heidi Trott
University of Virginia, USA
Major: Global Development Studies
Graduating 2014
Oundle School, UK
Somer Zuiker
Queen’s University, Canada
Major: Accounting
Graduating 2015
2013 ATLANTA INTERNS July 8-19
Campbell Duffy
Roger Williams University – Graduation 2013
Major: Finance
Bournemouth University – 2008 to 2010
Finance (Hons.) Degree
Matthew Hogan
Durham University, UK – graduating 2014
Major: Economics
Tucker Moore
Williams College – graduating 2014
Major: Economics
Christopher Wright
Lancaster University – graduating 2015
Major: Economics
Michelle Allade
Georgia State University – post-graduate course in Math
2012 SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2012 BERMUDA INTERNS
David Bedard
University of Connecticut
Major: Geography and Political Science
Graduating May 2013
Alison Charlton
University of Tampa
Major: International Business & Management
Graduating Dec 2012
Ryan Eve
St. John’s University, New York
Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Graduating 2014
Lyndsay Forrest

Lafayette College
Major: Business & Economics
Graduated 2010
John Mahoney
Visiting Katie School student
Illinois State University
Double Major: Insurance and Finance
Graduating 2013
Dan Pettie
Visiting Katie School student
Illinois State University
Double Major: Insurance and Finance
Graduating 2013
2012 CHICAGO INTERNS
Sam Bridges
University of Liverpool, UK
Major: Law
Graduating 2013
Sophie Farrow
University of Bristol, UK
Major: Civil Engineering / Actuarial
Graduating MEng 2014
Peter Miller
Connecticut College
Major: History
Graduating 2013
Dominique Richardson
Barry University
Major: Business Administration (Finance)
Graduating 2014
2012 ATLANTA INTERNS
Magic Boyles
Junior
Major: Actuarial Science
Bermuda College - Graduated 2011
St. John's University
Graduating 2012
Michael Jones
Newcastle University, UK
Major: Zoology - Graduated 2012
Fall 2012: Cass Business School - MSc Insurance & Risk Management
Fraser Moore
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Major: Engineering
Graduated MEng 2012
Devin Page
Georgia Institute of Technology
International Affairs: Security & Development
Graduating MSIA 2013
2011 SUMMER PROGRAMME STUDENTS
2011 BERMUDA INTERNS
Ebony Brockington
Junior
Major: Accounting
Temple University,
Michael Coles
Freshman
Major: Finance and Insurance
Northeastern University
Teniko Eve
Sophomore
Major: Risk Management
St. John's University
Jennifer Madeiros
Senior
Major: Risk Management
St. John's University
Scott Adams
Visiting Katie School student

Junior
Major: Insurance
Illinois State University
Allen Kus
Visiting Katie School student

Junior
Major: Insurance and International Business.
Illinois State University
2011 LONDON INTERNS
Victoria Borges
Senior
Major: Commerce
St. Mary’s University
Robert Jardine
Junior
Major: Economics, Computers and Management.
St. Andrew's University
Sanae Russell
Junior
Major: Risk Management
St. John's University
Graduating 2012
Antionay Tankard
Senior
Major: Business
Howard University
2011 CHICAGO INTERNS
Ashley Madeiros
Junior
Major: Risk Management and Insurance
St. John's University
Derek Pailing
Junior
Major: Economics
Queens University
Akira Robinson
Senior
Majors: Accounting
University of Tampa
Kiara Somner
Senior
Temple University
2010 SUMMER PROGRAMME
2010 BERMUDA INTERNS
Nakia Foggo
Junior
Major: Finance
St. John's University, Graduating 2011
BFIS Scholar
Michelle Looby
Junior
Major: Accounting
Mount Saint Vicent University through Bermuda College
Graduating 2011
Madeline Gardner
Senior
Major: International Relations and Quantative Economics
Tufts University
Graduating 2010
Justin Ross
Junior
Major: Accounting
Howard University.
Graduating 2011
Visiting Katie School student

Laura Nance
Junior
Major: Insurance
Illinois State University
Graduating 2011
Visiting Katie School student

Rebecca Kagan
Junior
Major: Insurance and International Business.
Illinois State University
Graduating 2011
2010 LONDON INTERNS
Carlie Peniston
Junior
Major: RM and Insurance
St. John's University
Graduating 2011
BFIS Scholar
Laura Robinson
Senior
Majors: Economics / Geography
Mount Holyoke College
Graduated 2010
Denae Preece-Saunders
Junior
Major: RM and Insurance
St. John's University
Graduating 2011
BFIS Scholar
Donita Stevens
Junior
Major: RM and Insurance
Temple University.
Graduating 2011
2010 CHICAGO INTERNS
David Amaro
Senior
Major: Law with Honours
University of Kent Law School, UK LLB Dalhousie University
Graduated 2008 - Finance
Sam Outerbridge
Senior
Major: Geographical Economics and Urban Planning
Queens University
Graduated 2010
Alison Bolton
Junior
Majors: Business Management and Organisational Studies / Geography
University of Western Ontario
Shannan Swan
Junior
Major: RM and Insurance and Managerial Science
Georgia State University
Graduated 2010
2009 SUMMER PROGRAMME
This was the first year we doubled the number of Bermudian interns to accommodate demand, sending 4 students to each county.
2009 BERMUDA INTERNS
Damir Armstrong
St. John's University
Major: RM and Insurance.
Andrew Osborne
McGill University
Double Major: Economics & Geog.
Graduated 2010
BFIS Scholar.
Patrick Doyle
St. Joseph's University.
Major: Finance.
Graduated 2010
Shannon Thompson
Oakwood University
Double Major: Math and Finance.
2009 Graduate.
Visiting Katie School student
Joanna Leggett
Junior
Illinois State University, Major: Insurance and Finance.
Graduated 2010
Visiting Katie School student
Taylour Vranek
Junior
Illinois State University, Major: Insurance and Finance.
Graduated 2010
2009 CHICAGO INTERNS
Stephen Bath
University of British Columbia.
Major: Accounting and Commerce.
2009 Graduate. BFIS Scholar.

Gregory Martin
Wilfred Laurier Uni. Major: Honors Communication Studies and Business Administration. Graduated 2010.

Melissa Holland
St. Joseph's University. Major: Actuarial Science and Math. Graduated 2010
Christina Ratteray
Southern Adventist University. Double Major: Math and Finance.
Graduated 2010. BFIS Scholar.
2009 LONDON INTERNS
Tiffany Austin
St. John's University. Major: Actuarial Science.
Graduated 2010

Stacy Oughton
Mount St. Vincent University through Bermuda College. Major: Business Administration with Accounting. Graduated 2010. BFIS Scholar.

Jonathan McBeath
Wharton School of Business. Major: Economics with Actuarial Science and Finance. Graduated 2010
Travis Stevens
St. John's University. Major: Risk Management and Insurance and Computer Information Systems. Graduated 2010.
2008 SUMMER PROGRAMME
2008 BERMUDA INTERNS
Daniel Hill
Graduate
Temple University, PA
Major: Actuarial Science
(Graduated May 2008)
Tyler Owen
Junior
St. John's University
Major: Risk Management and Insurance
(Graduation: '09)
Visiting Katie School student

Mark Esposito
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Finance
(Graduation: '09)
Visiting Katie School student

Jon Perry
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance
(Graduation: '09)
2008 CHICAGO INTERNS
Kimberly Lewis
Sophomore
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Major: Risk Management & Insurance.
Doya Morgan
Graduate
University of Hartford
Major: Insurance & Finance
(Graduated May 2008)

2008 LONDON INTERNS
This was the first year we sent two students to experience the London insurance market.
Lorenzo Whitehurst
Junior
Temple University
Major: Actuarial Science.
Graduating 2010.
Jahvon Washington
Junior
St. John's University
Major: Risk Management & Insurance.
2007 SUMMER PROGRAMME
Brian Steinhoff
Senior
St. Mary's University, Halifax
Major: Commerce (Finance)
Graduating Dec. 2007

Erica Suber
Junior
Temple University - Major: Actuarial Science.
Graduating in May 2008
Visiting Katie School student

Amber Armand
Junior
Illinois State University -Major: Insurance and in Finance
Graduating 2008
Visiting Katie School student

Kellyn Wilson
Junior
Illinois State University Major:Insurance
Graduating 2008
2007 CHICAGO INTERNS
Raquel Correia
Graduate
University of Hartford
Major: Insurance Finance and Economics Finance
Graduated May 2007
Hataya DeSilva
Senior
Temple University
Major: Actuarial Science
Graduating Dec. 2007
2006 SUMMER PROGRAMME
2006 BERMUDA INTERNS
Robin Anderson
Graduate - May 2006
University of Guelph
Major: Math
Laetitia Parfitt
Junior
London Metropolitan University, UK
Major: Insurance and Risk Management.
Visiting Katie School student

Mitch Carey
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance and Finance.
Visiting Katie School student

Steve Dubiel
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance and Finance.
2006 CHICAGO INTERNS
This was the first year we sent two students to experience the Chicago insurance market. The organisation and hosting was done by alumni of the Katie School of Insurance and Finance at Illinois State University working in the Chicago market.
Jonathan Ball
Junior
Temple University
Major: Insurance and Risk Management.
Duane Wilson
Junior
Dalhousie University
Major: Economics.
2005 BERMUDA INTERNS
Kyle Smith
Graduate
Hiram College, Ohio Major: Math

Graduated May 2005
Visiting Katie School student

Kevin Conner
Junior
Illinois State University Major: Insurance
Graduating 2006
Visiting Katie School student

Paul Sikora
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance
Graduating 2006
2003 BERMUDA INTERNS
Visiting Katie School student

Chris Colwell
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Actuarial Science and Insurance
Graduating 2005
Visiting Katie School student

Nicholas Borus
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Insurance and Finance
Graduating 2004
2002 BERMUDA INTERNS
Shivonne Place
Junior
St. Johns University, Peter J. Tobin School of Business
BSc in Risk Management and Insurance.
Akilah Wilson
Sophomore
Entering St. Johns University, Peter J. Tobin School of Business in Sept.
Major: Finance and Insurance.
Visiting Katie School student

Amanda Marcille
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Finance and Insurance
Graduating 2003
Visiting Katie School student

Albert Margis
Junior
Illinois State University
Major: Finance and Insurance
Graduating 2003