Karine Jean-Pierre, being born to immigrant parents, also saw the dream just like her parents of being in the land of freedom and reaching her goals. When America struggled with racial struggles and social injustice, President-elect Joe Biden rose as a beacon of hope.
This is why Karine accepted the invitation to join Joe’s team and now he elected her as deputy of Press Secretary in Whitehouse. Scroll down as the wiki-unfolds information on her.
Biography — Family, Height, Education
Born on 13 August 1977, Karin Jean-Pierre turned 43 years old while celebrating her birthday in 2020. Her Haitian immigrant parents had her in Fort-de-France Martinique.
Karine’s mother is featured on some of her social media posts who worked as a caregiver. But, she shared that her father worked as a taxi-driver who was also a trained engineer.
A little fun-fact, Karine got her name from a nurse at the hospital where she was born.
However, at a very young age of 5, her parents flew her to the states and she grew up in Queens, New York. More on her family: She grew up taking care of her two siblings, a sister, and a brother.
While she is 8 years younger than her sister, Karine is 10 years older than her brother. While her parents worked 9 to 5 years, paycheck after paycheck, she stayed home taking of her siblings.
Back before her parents came to the states, they had a son named Donald who they left behind to flee the dictatorship in her country.
All because of her mixed ethnicity, Karine is fluent in three different languages: English, French, and Haitian Kreyol.
After the completion of high school education, she attended Columbia University where she graduated with an MPA degree in 2003.
As for her physical attributes, Karin Jean-Pierre weighed about 57 kilograms (125 lbs). Also, she stood tall at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 meters).
Karine Jean-Pierre Net Worth
Throughout Karine Jean-Pierre’s career, she was paid a handsome salary for her hard work. All of that accumulated together, she now comfortably sits on a total net worth of $350 thousand.
Following graduation, Karine earned the position of deputy chief of staff at New York City Council in 2004.
Karine managed political campaigns nationally and locally for several political candidates. She contributed as a Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley for President. She demonstrated her expertise there from her experience working as the Campaign Manager for the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Initiative (RFI).
The Haitian-national also proudly adds managing Tish James’s campaign for New York City Advocate. During the 2012 re-election campaign of President Obama, she contributed as Deputy Battleground States Director.
Before that, Karine also joined Obama for America campaign in 2008 where she demonstrated her expertise as a Southeast Regional Director. She had also served John Edwards for President Campaign in the same capacity.
During her time in graduate school, Karine also worked at the Centre for Community and Corporate Ethics. With that, she tried pushing Wal-Mart to rethink their business practices.
Karine has also received credit for her work for Congressman Anthony Weiner as she worked for him as his Press Secretary.
Furthermore, Karine earned recognition as a political analyst for MSNBC and MoveOn‘s Chief Public Affairs Officer.
About Karine Jean-Pierre Partner: Suzanne Malveaux
As of this writing, Karine Jean-Pierre is in a lesbian relationship with her partner and CNN correspondent, Suzanne Malveaux. The couple reportedly met each other in 2012 during the National Convention of the Democratic Party in Charlotte.
The couple has been together as each other’s support ever since.
As for Suzzane, she attended Harvard College and earned her master’s degree in Broadcasting from Columbia University.
To mention her career, Suzanne joined CNN in 2002.
Growing up, Karine struggled with her sexual identity. Coming out as a gay woman at the age of 16 to her mother proved tough enough for her. She struggled mentally and even reached a tipping point when she even attempted suicide.
This is why Karine never falls back when it comes to advocating mental health. And the topic is one of many things that she explores in her book Moving Forward which she published in November 2019.
Karine Jean-Pierre Daughter
Karine Jean-Pierre is raising a daughter with her partner Suzanne Malveaux. Their daughter Soleil Malveaux Jean-Pierre is often featured on her Facebook account.
The family together resides in Washington. As of this writing, their daughter turned 6 years old. The couple adopted their daughter a while back.
Karine often remarked that her daughter is one of the reasons why she is pushing through to establish a career in politics. She tries to ensure a better future for the children and that she attempts to accomplish.
Last modified: November 30, 2020