Nikki Haley is an American politician who served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina — the first female governor of South Carolina — and as the 29th United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Haley was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, on January 20, 1972, to an Indian American Sikh family. In 1989, Haley graduated from Orangeburg Preparatory Schools before heading to Clemson University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
In addition to her roles as Governor of South Carolina and Ambassador to the United Nations, Haley is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.
On Tuesday, October 9, Haley announced that she would be resigning from her position as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley left her role with the United Nations at the end of 2018.
While Haley has been pegged by some Republicans as a potential Presidential candidate, Haley has never announced an intention to run for the White House.