Women's History Month

Volunteer Spotlight Ashley Schmidt

ACEE values the culture, traditions, and history of our supporters. Join us in celebrating Women's History Month!

Q: How did your family and culture influence who you are today? 

My family has always been supportive of my goals and dreams in life, whether it was when I wanted to become a doctor or when I decided to change my career path to become an accounting professional. I come from a long line of strong Latina women who continuously encourage one another to become better and push the boundaries of what we have been told we are capable of achieving. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their encouragement and the strength and tenacity that they have instilled in me.

Q: Why is ACEE important to you?

ACEE is extremely important to me because it makes financial literacy accessible to those who might not have had it readily available. I have worked closely with ACEE for nearly a year and have become very fond of the people leading the charge of providing this education to the general public.

Q: Why do you care about financial and economic education?

I care about financial and economic education because, without it, we can quite literally destroy our own lives. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the damage finances can cause if they don’t know how to plan and manage their money properly. A strong foundation in financial and economic education can help younger and older generations alike create sustainable life goals and plan for their future wants and needs.