When Harris was 12, she moved to Montreal, Canada and attended Westmount High School.
Back in the United States, she graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C. where she got her B.A in Political Science and Economics.
In 1989, she earned her J.D at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Harris started as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, later on becoming managing attorney of the Career Criminal Unit in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in 1998. Eventually, she was appointed chief of its Community and Neighborhood Division in 2000.
She became San Francisco district attorney in 2003 and launched “Back on Track,” an initiative focused on reducing recidivism among low-level trafficking defendants.
Harris was the second African American woman and first South Asian American to become U.S. senator.
The senator joined the chamber’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on the Budget.
Harris also introduced a legislation to increase access to outdoor recreation sites in urban areas and provide financial relief for the rising financial costs.
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