The Truth About Kamala Harris' Sister, Maya Harris

Kamala Harris comes from a seriously impressive background. The California senator and Joe Biden's VP pick comes from a family of activists and was inspired by her parents to fight for justice. Harris' sister, Maya Harris, was similarly inspired and has a resume to rival the politician's

Like the vice presidential nominee, Maya is an attorney and an activist. As noted by Marie Claire, her leadership roles include work with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Ford Foundation. She also became one of the youngest law school deans in the country when she was appointed dean at Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

Maya's impressive accomplishments don't stop there. She was a senior advisor for Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign in 2016, and also worked as a political analyst for MSNBC before quitting to work for her sister during Harris' own presidential run. "I think most people who know Maya will tell you she's one of the smartest people they know," Harris told Politico at the time. "The fact that she has volunteered to work on this campaign at such a high level, and she's exactly who she's always been — she works around the clock and she's probably the hardest, if not one of the hardest working people on the campaign — I feel very blessed."

Maya Harris has a lot in common with her sister, Kamala Harris

Like Harris, Maya has a supportive husband. Maya is married to Tony West, who is the Chief Legal Officer at Uber and formerly served as the Associate Attorney General of the U.S. She's also a proud mom and grandmother.

Harris has often spoken about her mother, Shyamala Harris, saying that she is one of the reasons she ran for president. It's clear that Shyamala's legacy lives on in both her daughters, because Maya has also spoken of her mother's impact on her life. "I'm the daughter of a mother who broke down all kinds of barriers," Maya wrote in a Mother's Day tribute on Instagram. "Shyamala Harris was no more than five feet tall, but if you ever met her you would think she was seven feet tall. She had such spirit and tenacity and I'm thankful every day to have been raised by her. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, stepmothers, and mother figures near or far who are celebrating today."