Nimrata Nikki Haley is an American diplomat and politician.
She was born on January 20, 1972, in Bamberg, South Carolina, the United States to Ajit Singh Randhawa, and Raj Kaur Randhawa.
Haley’s parents moved to Canada after her father received a scholarship offer from the University of British Columbia.
After she graduated from Clemson University, Haley worked for FCR Corporation, waste management, and recycling company, before joining her family’s clothing business as its bookkeeper and chief financial officer.
Haley married Michael Haley in 1996. She later became active in civic affairs. In 1998, she was named to the board of directors of the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce.
She was named to the board of directors of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce in 2003. Haley became treasurer of the National Association of Women Business Owners in 2003 and president in 2004.
Haley served as the 116th and first female governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017, and as the 29th United States ambassador to the United Nations for two years, from January 2017 through December 2018.
Did Nikki Haley attend law school?
No, Nikki Haley attended Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc. after her completion and pursued an accounting degree from Clemson University.