Betsy DeVos is an American entrepreneur, politician, activist, and philanthropist. In 2017, she became the 11th US Secretary of Education. A B.A. graduate from ‘Calvin College,’ Michigan, DeVos has remained active in politics for over three decades. Emerging as the main Republican fundraiser from Michigan, DeVos is also a vocal advocate for education reform and ‘school vouchers.’ She has backed the Detroit charter school system and remains an advocate for charter schools, school voucher programs, and school choice. She has served important positions, including Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan, chairwoman of ‘Michigan Republican Party’ (two times), head of ‘All Children Matter PAC,’ and chairwoman of the board of ‘Alliance for School Choice’ and the ‘Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.’ She is a board member of ‘Foundation for Excellence in Education.’ After President Donald Trump picked her name as nominee for the post of Secretary of Education in his cabinet, she garnered a 50-50 vote in the senate amidst strong opposition. The tie was broken by Vice President Mike Pence’s vote in her favor, thus marking the Cabinet nominee’s confirmation through Vice President’s tie-breaking vote for the first time in US history. She comes from a rich family background and is married to Dick DeVos, who comes from one of the richest families in America.