Maya Harris Biography and Wiki
Maya Harris (Maya Lakshmi Harris) is an American lawyer, television commentator, and public policy advocate. She was appointed as one of three senior policy advisors in 2015, to lead the development of an agenda for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and is also is a political analyst for MSNBC
Previously, Maya was a senior fellow at the Center of American Progress. Not so long ago, she served as campaign chairwoman for her sister Kamala Harris’s 2020 campaign for president up to December 3, 2019, when the campaign was suspended. Maya was born in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Montreal, Quebec.
Maya Harris Age
She was born on January 30, 1967, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Montreal, Quebec. Maya is 53 years old in 2020 and celebrates her birthday on January 30 every year.
Maya Harris Height
Drawing from her photos, Maya is a woman of average stature. her height is around 5 feet 5 inches (Approx 1.65 m).
Maya Harris Kamala Harris | Family
Maya was born to her parents Shyamala Gopalan Harris and Donald Harris. Her mother was a breast cancer researcher who migrated from Chennai, India, in 1960 while her father was a Jamaican Stanford University economics professor. Maya is the granddaughter of P.V. Gopalan who was a career civil servant with the Federal Government of India. She has an older sister named Kamala Harris. Kamala is married to Douglas Emhoff.
Maya and her sister were raised with both Baptist and Hindu faiths. She was born in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Montreal, Quebec. When she was 8 years old, she and her sister coaxed the management of their apartment building to open an unused courtyard as a place for children to play.
Maya gave birth to her only child named Meena Harris when she was 17 years old. In addition, she is also a grandmother to her two lovely granddaughters as well as aunty to Cole Emhoff and Ella Emhoff, who happen to be Kamala’s stepchildren.
Maya Harris Father | Donald Harris
Her father, Donald Harris is a British Jamaican-born who is an American economist well known for applying Post-Keynesian ideas to develop economics and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He was born in 1938 in Jamaica and is 82 years old in 2020. Donald attended the University of London where he graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
He then joined the University of California in Berkeley where he competed with a Ph.D. in 1966. In 1968, he became an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University before he became an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Donald met his future wife Shyamala Gopalan (1938-2009)at Berkeley where they were both involved in the civil rights movement. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1963 and were blessed with two daughters named Kamala Harris and Maya Harris. Sadly the marriage ended in divorce in 1971 when Kamala was only seven years old.
His wife Shyamala was born to Indian parents but migrated to California in 1960. She was also an Indian-American researcher. Donald is the grandfather of Meena Harris, Cole Emhoff, and Ella Emhoff.
Maya Harris Husband | Tony West
She is married to her beloved husband, Tony West. Maya and Tony were both in the class of 1992 at Stanford Law School and later became friends but did not take this further until after they graduated. The couple tied the knot in July 1998.
Maya Harris First Husband
At the moment, there is no available concerning Maya being married twice. however, we will update this once we have clear details.
Maya Harris Daughter | Meena Harris
Maya gave birth to her only child, Meena Ashley Harris when she was only 17 years old. Meena is an American lawyer and Children’s book author who was born and raised in Oakland, California, USA. She is also the founder of the “Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign” and niece to Kamala Harris, the 2020 Democratic Party Vice-President nominee.
Meena was born in 1984 and is 36 years old in 2020. She is cousins with Cole Emhoff and Ella Emhoff and the granddaughter to Donald Harris. She attended Stanford University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. She then joined Harvard Law School in 2009 where she was active with the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and was also the Vice President of the Law School Chapel. In addition, Meena is the stepdaughter of Tony West who is her mother’s husband.
She is married to Nikolas Ajagu whom she met in 2007 while both working at Facebook. Nikolas still works at Facebook as an executive. The couple is proud parents to two adorable daughters.
Maya Harris Education
Maya attended the University of California in Berkely where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989. She then enrolled in Stanford Law School that same year. During her time at Sanford, she was active with the East Palo Alto Community Law Project, where she served as the Co-Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Clinic and Co-Chair of the Student Steering Committee.
Maya Harris Ethnicity
She is an American by nationality and belongs to Indian-American descent.
Maya Harris Attorney
After graduating from Sanford Law School with a J.D degree, Maya served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge James Ware in the Nothern District of California. She then joined the San Francisco law firm of Jackson Tufts Cole & Black, LLP, in 1994 where she worked in civil and criminal litigation. Maya was honored by the Young Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association in 1997 with the Junius W. Williams Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
The following year, she was named by the San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Up and Coming Lawyers Under 40. Maya worked at the University of San Francisco School of Law as a law professor. In addition, she also taught contact law at New College of California School of Law as well as Lincoln Law School of San Jose.
Maya Harris Book
Despite being a lawyer, Maya, and her sister Kamala have written several books including “KAMALA and MAYA’s BIG IDEA”. It is a book that talks about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, which is inspired by a true story from the childhood of Kamala and Maya.
Maya Harris Net Worth
Having worked as an attorney for almost three decades, Maya has been able to secure a good fortune. her net worth is around $1.4 Million.