Zavier BorcheltZavier Borchelt

Zavier Borchelt, who graduated in 2016 with a BA in Economics, is manager at American Income Life Insurance Company in Chico, California.  In 2011, a year before he enrolled at Chico State, Zavier began working for A to Z Motors in Winters, California, coordinating the arrival and delivery of trailers.  During his senior year at Chico State, Zavier began working for American Income Life Insurance Company where he is manager.

“As an Economics major I use skills that I learned every day to help in my career in the Insurance industry,” Zavier stated in a recent email. “Knowing how the economy functions and what is happening in the world today makes it easier for me to advise clients on how to best protect themselves for their future. In a world with an increasingly complex economy, knowing how to best protect against economic hardship is key. The company I work for invests in bonds as its primary asset. As an economics major I learned how the bond market works and understand what changing bond prices do to yields, which is an important consideration when that is the primary investment tool used by a company. I use concepts that I learned as an economics’ major every day when assisting clients. From simply understanding how people in the economy think, to knowing how different economic policies will affect my clients, my economics degree is key in allowing me to properly serve them.” (Last Updated 10/20/16)

Justine Headlee-Borden

Justin Headlee-Borden graduated in 2008 with a BA in Economics and a BS in Finance. Following graduation, Justin entered the insurance industry. He currently works as a compliance analyst at GeoVera Holdings, a provider of specialty residential property insurance products.

After graduation in 2008, Justin joined Liberty Mutual as a property/casualty Underwriting Assistant specializing in farm and commercial insurance. He earned the Charteted Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2011. Justin joined GeoVera Holdings, Inc. in 2014 and has held positions in underwriting and compliance.

 “My degrees in Economics and Finance from CSU, Chico provided me with valuable knowledge, understanding, and perspective of markets and market forces which helps me make better business decisions,” Justin stated in a recent email.  (Last Updated 9/13/18)

Mitchell HudsonMitchell Hudson

Mitchell Hudson, who graduated in 2013 with a BA in Economics and Honors in General Education, is an inside claims representative for Travelers Insurance in Sacramento, California.  While at Chico State Mitchell participated in the Model United Nations Competition.  During the summer before his senior year, Mitchell was an advanced executive intern with Target where he participated in programs designed to develop management and leadership skills.  He was Target’s campus liaison, managing interrelationships between Target and various departments on campus, including the Career Center, during his senior year.  After graduation Mitchell continued working with Target until August of 2015 when he accepted a position as account executive for healthcare practice at Robert Half, a private employment agency, in Sacramento.  In 2016 Mitchell went to work for Travelers where he is currently employed.

Rachel St. PierreRachel St. Pierre

Rachel St. Pierre, who graduated with a BA in Economics and an option in Environmental Economics in 2009, is an account manager and customer service representative for Aegis Insurance Markets in Truckee, California. After graduation Rachel worked as an intern for UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village, Nevada, where she analyzed water samples and monitored the clarity of Lake Tahoe. After her internship, Rachael accepted a position with US Sunlight Corporation, a firm that sales and services alternative energy equipment. Rachel managed customer service throughout the southeast using Salesforce. She also recruited installers. She has been with Ageis Insurance since 2011, working mainly with contractors and tradesmen.  (Last Updated 9/25/18)