Jennifer M Granholm

Born:February 5, 1959 (age 62)
Career:U.S. Secretary of Energy, 2021-present
Governor of Michigan, 2003-2011
Michigan attorney general, 1999-2003
State:Michigan
Party:Democratic
Education:B.A., University of California Berkely
J.D., Harvard Law School
Website:http://jennifergranholm.com/

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).

Photo from http://jennifergranholm.com.

Sources:

Ballotpedia (n.d.). Jennifer Granholm. Retrieved on May 20, 2020, from https://ballotpedia.org/Jennifer_Granholm.

Granholm, J. M. (n.d.). About Jennifer M. Granholm. Retrieved on May 20, 2020, from https://www.jennifergranholm.com.

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