LOWER MANHATTAN, NY (PIX11)—Tracy Postert is hard at work behind her new desk at an investment firm in Lower Manhattan two blocks from Zuccotti Park -- where she was occupying with the rest of the ninety-nine percent until recently.
"What they did, I agreed with," says Tracy.
But, she says, unlike the other protestors who may have been lost on there reason for being there, she wasn't.
"I was here to support the young people that were here that were having trouble finding jobs and paying loans."
The same issues she was facing. Tracy was unemployed with a PhD in Biomedical science and thousands of dollars worth of student loans.
So, instead of just protesting -- Tracy held a sign telling people to ask her for her resume. She hoped someone would look, listen and offer her a job.
Tracy didn't have to look too far, someone did ask her, and gave her a job just two short blocks from the park, ironically, right on Wall Street.
"I thought it was a possibility," says Tracy, when asked about whether or not she ever thought she would be working across from the Stock Exchange.
Tracy landed a position as a junior analyst at the John Thomas Financial brokerage, evaluating medical companies as potential investments. It can be considered a completely different atmosphere than her former lab assistant job at Touro College -- with a different salary as well. Tracy says she is making minimum wage, although her boss says it won't be long before she makes six figures.
The exact amount that she is making doesn't matter, according to Tracy.
"It costs money to have a job, you have to buy clothes, you have to pay for transportation, I spent 104 dollars on a metro card for the privilege to get to work."
Although, she had to spend the same amount to travel to the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Back at Zuccotti park there are still protestors fighting for those with no voice and Tracy says she is still there with them.
"Technically I'll still be part of the ninety-nine percent until I earn 400,000 dollars," says Tracy.
Quite the aspiration.