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5 Quick Facts About Lauren Underwood, The Youngest Black Woman to Serve in Congress

At three-years-old, Rep. Lauren Underwood and her family relocated to Illinois from Ohio. When she was 8-years-old, Underwood was diagnosed with a pre-existing health condition. Now — at 33-year-old — her urge to fight for affordable healthcare for those with pre-existing health conditions has led her to become the youngest Black woman ever to serve in Congress. Here are five facts about the democratic congresswoman from Illinois. She is a Registered Nurse. Rep. Underwood holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Michigan where she graduated Magna cum Laude. She is licensed in three jurisdictions including Michigan, Washington D.C., and Illinois. As an RN, she specializes in public health nursing, where she puts her dual master’s degree in public health and nursing to use. She served on the Obama Administration. Underwood was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at...

Devin Crudup

Mar 26, 2020