US President-elect Donald Trump has announced South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, as UN ambassador.
Haley, who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, has already carved out a legacy for herself, serving as her home state’s first female and first minority governor.
Once considered a potential vice president pick, Trump’s tapping Haley further rises the profile of a rising star in a party whose leaders are increasingly attempting to attract more minorities and women.
Haley was also among those being considered by Trump for secretary of state. Her pick leaves former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and a handful of others among those still in the running for the top diplomat position.