Schmidt has an M.A. in Journalism from The University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Smith College.
Ballot measure donations
|Ballot measure||Description||Schmidt position||Schmidt donation|
|Proposition 23, the Suspension of AB 32 (2010)||Environment||Opposed||$500,000|
|Proposition 87, Alternative Energy Oil Tax (2006)||Taxes||Supported||$1,000,000|