The video game company Apple has hired a Stanford undergraduate who has spent most of her adult life teaching English to developing countries.
In an announcement on Tuesday, Apple announced Kamala Harris graduated with a PhD in international affairs from Stanford University, a program that combines undergraduate degrees in public and international affairs.
“We are thrilled that Kamala has become a valued member of our team, a member of the Apple family and a proud Stanford alumna,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder.
Harris studied under Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook.
Her research focused on how social media can improve the lives of developing countries and to understand how technology can help them.
The first of two PhDs she received, Harris is currently the director of the Stanford Global Education Institute.