Maya Harris was born on January 30, 1967, and from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S. She is an American lawyer, public policy advocate, and television commentator. Furthermore, she’s the best know as the sister of Kamala Harris.
Kamala was announced as former vice president Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 United States presidential election on August 11, 2020, becoming the first African American and the first Asian American to be chosen as the running mate of a major party’s presidential candidate.
She attended the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and enrolled in Stanford Law School. Furthermore, after receiving her J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, Harris served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge James Ware in the Northern District of California.
Then, she served in the civil and criminal litigation at San Francisco law firm of Jackson Tufts Cole & Black, LLP. Maya then served as a law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and also taught contract law at New College of California School of Law and Lincoln Law School of San Jose.
In her career, she served as Executive Director of the Northern California American Civil Liberties Union and she was the Northern California director for No on 54, the campaign to defeat Proposition 54, which sought to end affirmative action in the state in 2003.
In 2015, she was appointed as one of three senior policy advisors to lead the development of an agenda for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Since 2008, Maya was Vice President for Democracy, Rights, and Justice at the Ford Foundation. Recently, she served as campaign chairwoman for her sister Kamala Harris’s 2020 campaign for president, until the campaign’s suspension.
As an author, she penned down two publications which include a report highlighting community-centered policing practices nationwide and an advocacy manual for police reform. In June, she published her first children’s book about the two sisters, titled Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea.
How old is Maya Harris? She was born on January 30, 1967, and from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S, she is 53 years old as of 2020.
She is the daughter of Donald Harris (Father) and Shyamala Gopalan Harris (Mother). Her mother passed away in 2009 and she was a breast cancer researcher who emigrated from Chennai, India. Maya’s father was a Jamaican economics professor.
Her sister Kamala Harris born on October 20, 1964, she’s an American politician and lawyer.
She is married to Tony West in July 1998 and they share a daughter named Meena Harris who graduated from Stanford in 2006 and from Harvard Law School in 2012.
Maya and Tony first meet at Stanford Law School and the age of 17, she gave birth to her only child, Meena Harris.
Estimated Net Worth of her is under review. She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 57Kg.
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|January 30, 1967
|53 years old as of 2020
|5 feet 5 Inches Tall
|Shyamala Gopalan Harris
|Meena Harris (Daughter)
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