Trader Jaime Swartz on Math, Competition, and Volleyball

Jaime Swartz was an applied math major in college, and an ace timed-test taker in elementary school. Today, she's an options trader. That used to mean being in a noisy scrum in a trading pit- and Jaime has done that- but today, her job involves making electronic trades in an office as part of a team. However, trading is no less competitive, one of the things that drew Jaime to the job. When she read about the trading job, she says “every single bullet point was a description of me: strong quantitative skills, competitive, leader in athletics.” An avid volleyball player (and coach!), Jaime tells us how her athletic background has served her well.