She's Broken Barriers
At age 44, Nikki Haley is the youngest governor currently serving in America. She's also her state's first woman to hold the position.
Haley was born to Sikh immigrants from Punjab, India. While she was raised a Sikh and still attends services, she converted to Methodism and now identifies as a Christian. While running for governor, she encountered racism. South Carolina lawmaker Jake Knotts shockingly said, "We've already got one raghead in the White House; we don't need another raghead in the governor's mansion." Haley went on to become the second Indian-American ever to be elected governor in the US.