Anna Schmid, CPA, joined the Gates Family Foundation in 2017. Before that, Anna worked in public accounting, IT, and the non-profit world. She received her BBA in Accounting from Loyola University of Chicago, minoring in International Business and Studio Art. After graduation, Anna spent a year volunteering in Ecuador. She spent almost a decade living in Chicago until 2015, when she took a four-month sabbatical and traveled around the United States. She returned to her beloved Colorado in 2016, where she is enjoying the extra sunshine and mountain adventures.