Smita was born and raised in India where she received a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from Karnataka University. She moved to beautiful Portland 11 years ago where she studied and graduated from Portland State University earning her Master’s of Science in Finance. After graduating, Smita spent a esteemed four-month internship at Tektronix as a corporate controller followed by four years at H&R Block where she prepared over 400 individual tax returns impressively receiving the highest customer satisfaction rate.
A strong believer in education, Smita was inspired to join Charter School Capital so she could be a part of an organization that is helping schools provide quality education to so many students. And motivated by success, she embraces the certainty that, “There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure,” as stated by Colin Powell.
Smita lives with her husband and two beautiful daughters, ages nine and 13. In her free time, she enjoys vacations where she gets to explore new places with her family, and loves dancing—performing Bollywood dances at various Indian cultural events.