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Who Are Kamala Harris’ Parents? — Shyamala Gopalan and Donald J. Harris

When Shyamala and Donald separated, Kamala was five years old, and they divorced when she was seven. Their marriage took a hit as Donald took short term teaching positions at two different universities in Illinois. When he was awarded a tenure track position at the University of Wisconsin, Shyamala stayed with the children in Oakland and West Berkeley before eventually moving to Canada.