Meena comes from a long line of change-making women. In addition to her aunt, there's her mother, Maya Harris, a lawyer and public policy advocate, and her grandmother, Shyamala Gopalan, an Indian-American cancer researcher and civil rights activist. 

“I sometimes joke that this is how I was raised—by strong, brilliant women who ran around saving the world and helping one another succeed: a hardworking single mom, a grandmother who taught me I should always make an impact, an auntie who showed me I could do and be whatever I wanted to be,” Meena has said.

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