Welcome New Grads: Caroline & Geoff

This week we’re welcoming back past interns that are now joining us full time! Please welcome back Caroline Palen and Geoff Cooper.

Caroline is an Actuarial Trainee out of the Plymouth office, and is from Shoreview, MN. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a degree in actuarial sciences. She’s looking forward to learning more about OneBeacon’s different business units, and is excited to work with the actuarial group again. With an interest in P&C insurance, Caroline chose OneBeacon for its opportunistic environment where she can gain experience not only in actuarial experiences, but work directly with our various businesses. When asked if she could go anywhere in the world, she said she would go Bergen, Norway to visit her best friend and family. She also competed in sprint kayaking for three years in high school before becoming an avid runner, and her team had the opportunity to travel to competitions in Georgia, San Diego and Canada. If shipwrecked on a deserted island, she would bring her French press and an endless supply of coffee, as well as her running shoes.

Geoff Cooper is also an Actuarial Trainee out of the Plymouth office, and is from Hopkins, MN. Geoff graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in actuarial sciences. He’s looking forward to developing his actuarial and analytical skills, in addition to growing his relationships with his colleagues. During Geoff’s internship last year, he appreciated the one-on-one training from his colleagues and managers, despite how busy they were. Like Caroline, he too has an interest in the P&C industry, and knows that OneBeacon is a great fit for him. He recently read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, and enjoyed winding down every evening and reading a different short story. A fun fact about Geoff is that he has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Australia.

Welcome back Caroline and Geoff! We’re excited to have you.

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