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Changemakers of Our Time: Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris is the 49th Vice President of the United States. She serves within President Joe Biden’s administration. She is the first person of color to hold this position and is the highest elected woman official in the history of the United States. She has played prominent roles in multiple sectors of the U.S. government. Some of these prior roles included serving as a U.S. Senator from California and as California’s attorney general.

Vice President Harris studied political science at Howard University in the late 1980’s and earned her law degree shortly after at Hastings College. Through her law degree, she became a prosecutor in Oakland, California. She rose in her field and quickly set a name for herself after becoming the first woman of color to serve as California’s attorney general. She also later became the first Indian American elected into the Senate in 2017.

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