Nikki Haley

Nimarata Nikki Haley is an American politician who served as the 116th governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. She was the 29th United States ambassador to the United Nations for two years, from January 2017 through December 2018. She is the first Indian American to serve as a member of a presidential cabinet. Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and earned an accounting degree from Clemson University. She joined her family's clothing business before serving as treasurer and then president of the National Association of Women Business Owners. First elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004, she served three terms. In 2010, during her third term, she was elected governor of South Carolina, and won re-election in 2014. Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina, the youngest governor in the country, and the second governor of Indian descent. She was also the first female American governor of Asian American heritage.

Indian Americans in New York City - Indians in the New York City metropolitan region constitute one of the largest and fastest growing ethnicities in the New York City metropolitan area of the United States.
Converts to Christianity from Sikhism
Women state governors of the United States
Permanent Representatives of the United States to the United Nations
Women state legislators in South Carolina
Women members of the Cabinet of the United States
American Christian Zionists
Ambassadors of the United States
Clemson University alumni
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