Elizabeth Warren is a US Senator representing Massachusetts and a 2020 presidential candidate. She is the first woman elected to the Senate in the state.
Recognized as one of the nation's top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle class families, Senator Warren was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). President Barack Obama appointed her as Assistant to the President and as Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury, charged with the job of setting up the agency to hold financial institutions accountable and to protect consumers. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Senator Warren also served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
Warren was a professor at Harvard Law School before entering the Senate. Before Harvard, she taught at the law schools of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Texas, University of Houston, and Rutgers.
Senator Warren is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law.