Jennifer M Granholm

Born:February 5, 1959 (age 65)
Career:U.S. Secretary of Energy, 2021-present
Governor of Michigan, 2003-2011
Michigan attorney general, 1999-2003
Education:B.A., University of California Berkely
J.D., Harvard Law School

Jennifer Granholm was confirmed as U.S. secretary of energy on Feb. 25, 2021. Granholm was the first female governor of Michigan, serving from 2003-2011. She was also Michigan's first female attorney general, serving from 1999-2003.

Granholm was born February 5, 1959, in Canada. Her family moved to California when she was four years old; she became a U.S. citizen in 1980. She graduated with honors from the University of California-Berkeley in 1984 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and French. She then graduated with honors from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctorate.

Prior to being elected Michigan attorney general, Granholm was appointed Wayne County Corporation Counsel, was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and was a judicial clerk on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

After serving as governor, Granholm became a managing partner of RIDGE-LANE LP, a strategic advisory and venture development firm. She also taught policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, was a senior research fellow at the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), and a senior fellow at the Berkeley Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS).

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