Janet Napolitano Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of the former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.


Data di nascita: novembre 29, 1957
Luogo di nascita: New York, New York
    Nome di nascita: Janet Ann Napolitano
    Padre: Leonard Michael Napolitano, anatomy professor and Dean, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Madre: Jane Marie (Winer) Napolitano
    Formazione scolastica: Santa Clara University, B.S., 1979; University of Virginia, J.D., 1983

    Altri fatti

    Grew up in Pennsylvania and New Mexico.
    First female valedictorian at Santa Clara University in California.
    Lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America.
    Enjoys hiking and tennis.
    Is a big fan of Arizona professional basketball and baseball teams.

    Sequenza temporale

    1983-1984 – Law clerk for Judge Mary Schroeder of the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
    1984-1993 – Associate, and later partner at Lewis & Roca in Phoenix.
    1991 – Member of the legal team representing Anita Hill during the sexual harassment investigation of US Supreme Court candidato Clarence Thomas.
    1993-1997 – US Attorney for the District of Arizona.
    1999-2002 – Attorney General of Arizona. She is the first woman to hold this position.
    luglio 25, 2000 – Undergoes a successful mastectomy on her right breast for cancer.
    gennaio 6, 2003-gennaio 21, 2009The first Democrat in 12 years to be governor of Arizona.
    agosto 7, 2006-luglio 23, 2007 – First female chair of the National Governors Association.
    dicembre 1, 2008 – President-elect Barack Obama nominates Napolitano to be the Secretary of Homeland Security.
    gennaio 15, 2009 – Napolitano’s confirmation hearing before the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee begins.
    luglio 12, 2013 – Announces her resignation.
    settembre 6, 2013 – Napolitano leaves the Department of Homeland Security.
    settembre 30, 2013 – Becomes the 20th, and first female president of the University of California.
    Maggio 17, 2016 – The Department of Homeland Security hosts an official portrait unveiling ceremony honoring Napolitano. The portrait is displayed in the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters in Washington.
    settembre 8, 2017 – The University of California sues the Donald Trump administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (SE) programma. Napolitano helped establish DACA, which protected nearly 800,000 giovane undocumented immigrants from deportation and gave them the ability to work and study in the United States. Nel mese di giugno 2020, the US Supreme Court blocks the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA.
    ottobre 26, 2017 – Napolitano announces the National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. The new endeavor hopes to facilitate aconcerted educational, research and advocacy effort that will center on the First Amendment’s critical importance to American democracy.Napolitano will chair the center which will be housed at the University of California’s Washington, DC location.
      marzo 26, 2019 – Napolitano’s book co-authored with Karen Breslau, How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11, è pubblicato.
      settembre 18, 2019 – Announces that she will step down as president of the University of California in August 2020. After a sabbatical, she will continue in her position at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, where she is a tenured professor.




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