1. Kamala Harris (Vice-President of the United States)
Kamala Harris is the first South Asian-American black woman to become U.S. vice president on January 20, 2021. Harris is no stranger to the firsts, as in 2016, she was the first African-American woman to be elected to the United States Senate. Similarly, she became California's attorney general.
Hailing from California, Kamala was born to her parents in Oakland. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, is from India, and her father, Donald Jasper Harris, is from Jamaica. Shyamala Gopalan, the mother of the U.S. vice president, was a biomedical scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; meanwhile, her father, Donald J. Harris, is an economist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. Kamala has a younger sister, Maya Harris, who is an American lawyer, public policy advocate, and writer.