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5 Questions with Jessica Covello, Middle Market Underwriter

What does your history at Utica National look like?
A long, rewarding career full of successes and challenges...I look forward to learning more and more each day in the role that I am in now, and in any new roles I may take on in the future! 

What was the best part of the Underwriter Trainee program?
The best part was definitely meeting the amazing girls and guys in my program from all over the country! They are all such unique and intelligent people, and I know they will go on to do great things in their careers.

What is your personal motto?
“The biggest regrets you’ll have in life are the things you never try.” Sometimes the hardest part of reaching your goals is gathering up the courage to start in the first place. Once you take that first step, it’s just a matter of time.

What super power would you most like to have?
I would love to have the ability to communicate with animals! I know I’m not the only one who has ever stared at their pet and wondered, “What could they possibly be thinking about right now?”

If you had a time machine and could jump back or spring ahead, which would you do? Why?
If I had a time machine, I would want to jump back in time. I wouldn’t want to skip ahead and miss out on time with my loved ones and all the wonderful little day-to-day things life has to offer!