New member Anja Hamilton was born in Augsburg, Germany. Her father, a Marketing Director at a German textile company, traveled extensively to international fashion shows throughout his career, and her mother dedicated her life to raising the family. Anja attended an all-girls high school in Augsburg, (the first school for girls when it was founded in 1800), and received a business degree from the College of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. Anja moved to California in 1994, where she dedicates her life to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environments in the high-tech industry. She is currently the Chief People Officer at Nutanix, an IT software company headquartered in San Jose. In her free time, Anja and her husband Jerry (who is a retired nurse and scuba instructor) enjoy challenging themselves participating in triathlons, scuba diving and going on camping trips and hikes with their two large-breed rescue dogs Schatzi and Schoko.