Kamala Devi Harris (/ˈkɑːmələ/; born October 20, 1964) is an American attorney and politician who is the junior United States Senator from California. She is a member of the Democratic Party and served as the 32nd Attorney General of California.
Harris graduated from Howard University and University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California (1990–98). She served as Managing Attorney of the Career Criminal Unit in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office (1998-2000) and as Chief of the Community and Neighborhood Division in the office of San Francisco City Attorney (2000–03). In 2003, she was elected as California's first African American female District Attorney of San Francisco, defeating incumbent Terence Hallinan. She was re-elected in 2007 and served from 2004 to 2011.
Harris was elected California's Attorney General in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Harris was the first woman, the first Jamaican American, the first Asian American, the first Indian American, and the first African American attorney general in California.
On November 8, 2016, she defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 U.S. Senate election to replace outgoing Democratic senator Barbara Boxer, becoming the third woman of color, first Indian American, and one of the first biracial women (alongside Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto) elected to serve in the United States Senate. Wikipedia