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Anna Maria Ortiz

Anna Maria Ortiz

Director, Natural Resources and Environment

Areas of Expertise:

  • Native American issues
  • Data breaches and identity theft
  • Protection of personally identifiable information (PII)
  • Consumer protection for financial products and services

Anna Maria Ortiz is a Director in GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team. She oversees GAO’s portfolio focused on Native American and Tribal issues, and collaborates throughout GAO on reviews of Indian and Tribal programs related to health, education, energy, justice, child welfare, infrastructure and economic development.

Anna Maria earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in political science from the University of Michigan, where she focused on quantitative methodology and American politics, and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Princeton University.


Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women
The Theft of Native American Cultural Resources and Federal Efforts to Protect Them