Quick Facts: 

Name: Katy Allen

Graduation Year: 2015

Sport: Basketball

Position: Forward

  1. What does the experience of being a Penn student-athlete mean to you?

The opportunity to represent Penn on the court and be able to be challenged in the classroom is an invaluable experience.  A few years ago I would have never imagined that I would have the opportunity to pursue a major in actuarial science and still be able to play basketball.  I really value the chance to be a part of the whole Penn student-athlete community and could not imagine my experience without it.   

  1. Hometown?

Waukesha, Wisconsin

  1. High school?

Waukesha South

  1. College and Major?

Wharton, concentrating in Actuarial Science and Finance

  1. Favorite Penn Sports moment to date?

Winning the Ivy League and going to the NCAA tournament

  1. Favorite Class to date?

BEPP 250- Managerial Economics

  1. What does life after Penn look like (i.e.- ideal job, where you live, what will make you happy)?

Next year I’ll be living in Philadelphia working at Cigna in their Actuarial development program.  I could see myself living here for quite a while, but eventually may want to get back to the Midwest.

  1. Ultimate career goal?

Get my FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) and be a director of a specific product or a chief actuary.

  1. Favorite place to eat on campus?

Greek Lady

  1. Favorite place to eat off campus?

El Vez

  1. Favorite Penn sporting event to attend (other than your own sport)?


  1. iPhone or Android?


  1. What’s currently on your iPod?

A lot of Taylor Swift and Timeflies

  1. What’s on your DVR?

Don’t have a DVR

  1. What’s the one place in Philly you take all those who visit you?

The Palestra