You May Be The First, But Make Sure You’re Not The Last

Kamala Harris

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"My mother had a saying: ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.’"

Kamala Harris (1964-) is an American politician and lawyer who has served as the junior U.S. senator from California since 2017. She is the second African-American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate.

Last week, Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first Black female Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. She is also the first woman of Indian descent nominated for that position.

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Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :)

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