The 23-year-old superstar, Lauren Simmons is a graduate of Genetics with a minor in Statistics, who has become the youngest and the only female full-time trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
The young lady works as an equity trader for Rosenblatt Securities, despite her educational background.
According to CNBC, Lauren described her experience as “surreal” adding that when she tells people what she does for a living, “they are always surprised.”
Her plan had been to pursue a career in the medical field, but after discovering it wasn’t for her, she started applying for positions in finance.
Before her employment was made permanent, Lauren said she had a month to take the exam all floor brokers must pass, the Series 19, and, she said:
When I tell you a lot of people did not think I was going to pass, they really did not think I was going to pass.
But she passed! And now, she’s breaking boundaries.
Watch her tell her story below: