Sasha Cohen, the 33-year-old former Olympian, told CNBC she's focusing the kind of energy she had during her years as a figure skater on her new career on Wall Street.
"I've always had an interest in finance, I remember when I was competing, I watched CNBC and I took up an interest in gold at the age of 15 and kind of wondered why there were such wild fluctuations," said Cohen, in a recorded interview from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, that aired Wednesday.
Cohen, who won an Olympic silver medal in 2006 and retired from figuring skating in 2010, said she's a "big fan" of Warren Buffett, revealing the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway boss inspired her to pursue a career in the financial industry.
"I think I may go to Warren Buffett's Buffett Day," Cohen told "Squawk Box" co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin, referring to Berkshire's annual shareholders meeting. Buffett will preside over the gathering, often called the Woodstock of capitalism, on May 5. Last year, about 40,000 people attended.
Sorkin told Cohen, "We will see you there." And she responded, "I would love that. It's a date."
[Programming note: Warren Buffett joins "Squawk Box" on Monday, Feb. 26 for three hours beginning at 6 a.m. ET.]
"People who can be visionary and see beyond the next quarter and what they're trying to create in this world; so definitely people like Bezos and Musk," she said.
Cohen, who graduated from Columbia University in 2016, is about seven months into her job as an associate at Morgan Stanley in investment management.