Simrit Patel began her tenure as Anima’s Executive Director in 2015 and has a rich history with Anima and choral singing. An alumna of the chorus, Ms. Patel earned bachelor degrees in Economics and Psychology from Northwestern University, followed by a law degree from Chicago – Kent College of Law. Prior to joining Anima’s staff, she served actively on Anima’s board of directors while practicing as a family law attorney with A. Traub & Associates. Previous to her law career, Ms. Patel worked in the financial services industry for PricewaterhouseCoopers. She founded and served as Music Director for Brown Sugar, the first Indian fusion a cappella choir at Northwestern University. In addition to her role as Executive Director, she is the parent to two young Anima choristers.