Facts on Senator Kamala Harris

The rumors have started, if not idiocy, on birtherism and Senator Harris. As such, here is a short summary of Harris’ background.

Who Is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California. Harris’ parents divorced when she was seven years old, and at age 12 she moved with her mother and sister to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Harris’ mother, Shyamala, emigrated from India to attend the University of California, Berkeley, where she met Harris’ Jamaican-born father, Donald.

Shyamala carved out a career as a renowned breast-cancer researcher, while Donald became a Stanford University economics professor.

Senator Harris married lawyer Douglas Emhoff on August 22, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California. She is the stepmother of his two children, Ella and Cole, who affectionately call her “S-Mamala.”

Senator Harris attended Howard University where she majored in political science and economics. She earned her law degree in 1989 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

By 2010, Senator Harris was the State Attorney General of California, the first woman to hold that position and in 2016, she became the second African-American woman and the first South Asian American to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.

As a Senator, Harris belongs to the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on the Budget.

The information obtained for this post was provided by https://www.biography.com/people/kamala-harris

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