By Roadtrip Nation

Laura Woop


My road in life has taken me all over.
Was raised in a middle-class blue-collar family—her mother was a nurse and her father was a police officer.
Because of how she grew up, going to college was never really pushed on her, so it was a challenge figuring it all out.
Attended Montclair State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Was recruited by Tiffany & Co. right out of college and started working in their internal audit department.
Thought that the audit department were seen as the “bad guys” and didn’t want to be part of a department no one liked, so she made the switch to the tax department.
Worked in the tax department at Tiffany & Co. for over five years before deciding she was ready to do something new and making another switch over to the risk department.
Admits that when she first got involved in risk management, she knew nothing about insurance beyond her own personal auto and home policies.
Looking back, she says working in risk management is when her career really began—has been working for Tiffany & Co. for over 20 years now.
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High School
Montclair State University


Director of Risk Management, Payments and Credit Services

I manage global insurance & operational risk, customer payments, fraud, and credit at Tiffany & Co.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

No two days are alike. With diverse responsibilities, there is always something brewing that needs attention. A day in the life tends to include problem-solving and partnering with other business units to support business goals.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Research how to get involved in the risk and insurance management world. Internship opportunities would be a great place to start.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't know anything about insurance."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
Work Stress

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Risk & Reward

Risk & Reward

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