Candidate for President Hillary Clinton has appointed civil rights lawyer Maya Harris, 46, a former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) to lead her team of senior policy advisers who will be charged with moulding her presidential campaign agenda.
The team will also include Ann O’Leary, a former legislative director to Clinton when she was in the Senate; and Jake Sullivan a top aide to Clinton when she was Secretary of State.
The announcement of the team has set the stage for a series of policy roll outs that campaign officials hope to begin next month after her phase of road trips to meet voters.
Harris has a background in human rights and served as vice president of Democracy Rights and Justice at the Ford Foundation, where she led a team that promoted effective governance, and human rights. She is the younger sister of Kamala Harris, the attorney general of California.
Clinton is also likely to continue getting informal advice from Neera Tanden, the current president of CAP and a longtime adviser.