Maya Harris Biography
(Lawyer, Political scientist, Writer)
Birthday: January 30, 1967 (Aquarius)
Born In: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States
Maya Lakshmi Harris is an American lawyer, public policy advocate, philanthropic leader and television commentator. Presently she serves MSNBC as political analyst and is involved as campaign chairwoman for her sister, Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential campaign. Initially she practiced law as a civil litigator. She remained law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and taught contract law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose and New College of California School of Law. She was inducted Dean and Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln and with this she became one of the youngest law school deans of the US. She served PolicyLink as Senior Associate and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California as Executive Director. Thereafter she served Ford Foundation as Vice President for Democracy, Rights and Justice. She was inducted senior policy advisor with two others to lead the development of an agenda for 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. She is on the board of the Apollo Theater Foundation, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-chair of the Women's Media Center. Her publications include an advocacy manual for police reform titled ‘Organized for Change: The Activist’s Guide to Police Reform’.