Anna Kovalenko, CPA
Anna (Anya) Kovalenko, CPA
Anna was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and spend her childhood in Ukraine. She has fond memories of summer breaks spent on her grandparent’s farm, open lands that went back to their Cossack heritage. The time she spent with her grandmother in her childhood made a huge impact on her understanding of the world and appreciation of nature.
She immigrated to the United States as a child with her mother after the collapse of USSR. She considers herself lucky to be accepted but the US and to have had the opportunity to build her American dream.
Anna received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting and Finance from University of Milwaukee Wisconsin, where she was a graduate teaching assistant for Introduction to Accounting. She worked at PwC, Nike, and is currently working at Gap Inc. Anna has always been passionate about giving back, volunteering in financial literacy programs and running an environmental business simulation program in Wisconsin schools.
When Ukraine was invaded, Anna’s family and friends were impacted and she had to do something to help. Anna started Help Ukraine Volunteers with Katrina Kudar and their friends to help provide relief to Ukrainians. Anna speaks English, Russian, and Ukrainian. She and our team of volunteers work to aid Ukraine in various ways every day.
Anna hopes the war will end soon and that Help for Ukraine Volunteers can shift from helping people survive to rebuilding and helping Ukrainians thrive.
Anna is a CPA and has worked as a tax accountant for 10+ years at companies like PwC, Nike, and Gap. She is passionate about giving back and volunteering. She volunteered teaching financial literacy and environmental education for 6+ years
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