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 joined GAO in July of 2005 as a statistician for GAO's Applied Research and Methods team, where she specialized in multivariate statistical modeling and complex data analysis for a wide variety of mission teams.
From 2011-2018 she also served as methodological coordinator for GAO's Forensic Audits and Investigative Services team, where she provided guidance on research design and fraud detection methodologies.
More recently, Anna Maria worked as an Acting Director in the Financial Markets and Community Investment Team, focusing on issues related to identity theft, credit reporting agencies, insurance technology, and diversity.
Before joining GAO, Anna Maria was a civil rights analyst at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and a study director at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Anna Maria earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in political economy from Princeton University.
Anna Maria can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-512-3841.
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