Kamala Harris was born on October 20,1964 in Oakland, California. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan is a breast cancer scientist at the University of California and also a civil rights activist. Her father is an economist, also a professor at Stanford University.
Kamala Harris is the first Black woman to be elected district attorney in California history, the first woman to be California’s attorney general, first Indian American senator, and now, the first Black woman and first Asian American to be picked as a vice presidential running mate on a major-party ticket.
Kamala’s African roots come from her father who emigrated from Jamaica. Kamala has served as a Junior United States senator in California since 2017. Kamala is also Asian because her mother Shyamala is from India.
Kamala is the first African American and Asian American woman to sit as the Deputy President of the United States after Democrat Joe Biden won the 2020 elections defeating Donald Trump. She will be taking office in January 2021.
In the last 45 elections in the United States, no woman has been elected as vice president. Kamala has placed a permanent mark in history that will never be forgotten. We wish her all the best as she leads the nation with 46th president Joe Biden.
Kamala Harris Biography: Education
The young Kamala Harris first attended Thousand Oaks Elementary School. When Kamala was 12 years old, her mother moved the family to Canada and started performing research work at the Jewish General Hospital and teaching at McGill University.
Kamala and Maya then attended school in Montreal for five years. When they arrived in Montreal, Kamala and Maya attended the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges school on Côte-des-Neiges Rd. because their mother wanted them to learn French.
For her high school education, Kamala attended Westmount High School, from where she graduated in 1981.
Kamala Harris Biography: Marriage, Family & Husband
On August 22, 2014, Harris married lawyer Douglas Emhoff. Emhoff is a Brooklyn-born litigator and partner at DLA Piper Law Firm.
They later got married four months after their engagement in a private ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Harris’ sister, Maya Harris West, acted as the officiant. Doug has two kids with his ex-wife, Kerstin.
His son Cole is a graduate of Colorado College, while his younger daughter Ella studies at Parsons School of Design. Doug’s kids, Cole and Ella, are Kamala Harris children (her stepchildren), who affectionately refer to her as ‘Momala’.
Kamala Harris Biography: Career
The senator began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, where she focused on prosecuting child sexual assault cases. In 2003, she became the District Attorney for San Francisco, and after two terms in office, she was elected as the first woman and the first black person to serve as California’s attorney general.
She held the position from 2011 to 2017. In 2017, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California, the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history.
She serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.
Kamala Harris Biography: Net Worth
Kamala was elected as district attorney of San Francisco in 2003. According to Forbes, she made more than $140,000 that year and would eventually make up to $260,000 a year during her time as district attorney.
The job made her eligible for a pension worth at least $250,000 today, per Woman’s Health. Together they have three homes together in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, per Forbes.
The estimated cost of those assets: $5.8 million.
Official Social handles of Kamala Harris:
Kamala Harris Twitter – https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris
Kamala Harris Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KamalaHarris