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Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman in the US House of Representatives: Here's a story of power and persuasion

Updated : December 22, 2018 07:08 PM IST

Jayapal’s parents hail from Chennai but she grew up in Indonesia and has certainly increased the Indian-American footprint on the national stage.
Jayapal, who received a BA from Georgetown, and an MBA from Northwestern University, has worked in varied private and public spheres from Wall Street analyst with PaineWebber to intern in a rural NGO in Thailand.
She worked in international public health at Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) and became a Fellow of the Institute of World Affairs, living for two years in India, exploring development issues.
Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman in the US House of Representatives: Here's a story of power and persuasion
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