Name of AAPI FigureKamala Harris
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Asian American
Area of InfluencePolitician
Date of birth or time period20-Oct-64
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?In 2016, Kamala won an election for the U.S. Senate seat. She took office in January 2017. In January 2019, Harris began a campaign for her party’s 2020 nomination for President, but she dropped out of the race in December 2019. In August 2020, Joe Biden named Kamala to be his Vice President if he won the election. Kamala and Joe won the election and Kamala became the first woman Vice President and also the first person that is Asian American to be Vice President.
How does this person inspire you?Kamala inspired girls and women in the US and all around the world to rise up and not to be afraid of doing something that no one or woman has done before and continues to inspire us.
Submitted byKW
City, StateLexington, MA