STUMP is by Mary Pat Campbell (aka meep), a life-annuity actuary [which means I talk about death statistics a lot]. I have an interest in public pensions, public finance, and mortality trends. I also love opera, Dickens, and sumo [not necessarily combined].

I’m the MP part of STUMP — the STU part of STUMP is my husband Stu, and he’s my tech support. I wouldn’t be able to make all this work without him.

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Mary Pat Campbell
In ABC order: Actuary, Catholic, cranky conservative, crocheter, Dickens fan, math geek, MSTie, North Carolinian, opera lover, Southerner, Wolfpacker, Yankee.