US Vice President 2021: Kamala Devi Harris being her full name, the lady is an American Politician and attorney and is recently designated as the 49th Vice President of the United States. Kamala was born on October 20th 1964, in Oakland, California to mother Shyamala Gopalan and father Donald Harris. Kamala is the United States’ first female vice president, the highest-ranking female elected official in the history of the U.S., and the first African-American and first Asian-American vice president.
Kamala, a member of the Democratic Party, served as a United States senator from California from 2017 to 2021, and before that as the attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017. And as her most recent achievement, Harris became the vice president of the United States inauguration in January 2021, alongside Joe Biden after defeating president, Donald Trump and vice president, Mike Pence in the 2020 elections.
While talking about her early life and education, Kamala’s mother is a biologist who works on progesterone receptor gene stimulated advances in breast cancer research, originally from Tamil Nadu, India and her father is a Stanford University professor who arrived in the United States from British Jamaica. Kamala’s parents divorced when she was seven and used to live mostly with her mother after that. While talking about her education, Harris graduated from Howard University, and the Hastings College of the Law, University of California.
Her early career began in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco’s Office after that. In 2003, Kamala became the District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California in 2010 and was re-elected later on, in 2014. She then went on to serve as Junior United States Senator from California from 2014-2017. Kamala became the first South Asian American and the second African American to serve as the United States Senator.
Talking about her personal life, Kamala tied the knot with her husband, Doug Emhoff on 22 August 2014, in Santa Barbara, California and is a step-mother to Emhoff’s two children from a previous marriage. Kamala further shares that her mother introduced her to Hinduism and took them to a nearby Hindu Temple. She along with her sister Maya used to visit their mother’s family in Madras (now Chennai) several times. Harris has been in touch with her Indian uncle and aunts during her adult life and has been to Jamaica to meet her father’s family.
Harris was featured in a Newsweek report as, “20 of America’s Most Powerful Women” in 2005 and was named under “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time in 2013. During her early career, she has wired towards advocating the healthcare reform, progressive tax reform, a ban on assault weapons, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and the Dream Act. She has also pointed Trump administration officials during her Senate hearings and has gained a national profile for that.
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