Political powerhouse Symone D. Sanders ascended from the senior adviser for Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign to senior adviser for Vice President Kamala Harris.
Symone D. Sanders was determined to make history with the Biden-Harris campaign and that's exactly what she's done on the first-ever all-female White House communications team. Sanders made our list twice as the national press secretary for the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign and senior adviser for Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign. Now she makes history every day as the senior adviser for Vice President Kamala Harris. Sanders also released a memoir last year called "No, You Shut Up!" The title is a clapback referencing a heated debate that went viral when Republican Ken Cuccinelli belittled and disrespected Sanders on live TV. Although Sanders was a notoriously outspoken CNN commentator, she encouraged a return of civil discourse to unite Americans around policy changes that address the needs of marginalized communities. With an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to this presidential administration and over a dozen campaigns under her belt at 31 years old, this political prodigy is already a dynamic leader forging a new future in American politics.