Anna Schmid, CPA, joined the Gates Family Foundation in 2017. She manages all activities of the foundation’s finance and human resources functions. Prior to joining Gates, Anna worked in public accounting and the nonprofit sector in Chicago, and in the IT industry after moving back to her beloved home state of Colorado in 2016. She received her BBA in Accounting from Loyola University of Chicago, where she also minored in International Business and Studio Art. In addition to professional adventures, Anna’s experience has included a year volunteering in Ecuador and a four-month sabbatical traveling around the United States. True to her roots, Anna can be found most weekends hiking in the mountains with her husband and baby in tow.