On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Donald Trump announced his choice for United Nations ambassador: Nikki Haley. The 44-year-old has been governor of South Carolina since 2011 and criticized Trump throughout his campaign, saying she was "not a fan."
During the primaries, the mother of two endorsed Senator Marco Rubio and even got into a Twitter fight with Trump. The president-elect wrote in March that "the people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley," and she responded with, "Bless your heart."
Her nomination must still be approved by Congress, but it's gotten criticism from those who note she has little foreign policy experience. Still, others applaud the diversity she would bring to Trump's administration given her background. Here are five things to know about the rising Republican.