“Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something.”
This was the mantra given to Kamala Harris by her mom, Shyamala Gopalan, who was born in Chennai and immigrated to the US to attend a doctoral programme at UC Berkeley.
And in the present day the 55-year-old Indian-orign Senator from California who on Tuesday turned the operating mate of Democratic Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden, says, her mom’s advice is what drives her every single day.
Her father, Donald Harris, a retired professor of Stanford University, immigrated to the US from Jamaica to check economics.
Her mom instructed her rising up, “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day, in keeping with the Biden-Harris joint marketing campaign web site.
“The first Black and Indian-American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans,” it says.
She graduated from Howard University and earned a legislation diploma from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
Kamala has been married to her husband Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer, for the previous six years. She is the stepmother of two kids, Ella and Cole who’re her “endless source of love and pure joy,” the web site says.