In 2011, Kamala Harris was elected the first African-American and South Asian woman to serve as Attorney General of California. Harris specializes in combatting transnational gangs that are trafficking guns, drugs, and humans throughout California. In 2003, she was elected the District Attorney of San Fransisco, where she served for two terms.
Harris is the recipient of several awards, including the National Black Prosecutors Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award and the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellow. Attorney General Harris received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
Vision 2020 recognizes Attorney General Harris for representing its National Goal of women in leadership positions.