NBC NEWS — Lauren Underwood, a 32-year-old registered nurse with two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University, became the youngest black woman in history to serve in Congress when she was sworn into the House of Representatives last week.
A Democrat hailing from Naperville, Illinois, Underwood began her career in politics under the Obama administration in 2014 as a policy professional. She worked to implement the Affordable Care Act two years later after becoming a senior adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Underwood defeated Republican Randy Hultgren in the November 6th election, winning 52.2% of the vote.
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