Congresswoman for Hawaii's Second Congressional District
U.S. House of Representatives
Meet Tulsi Gabbard
As a Hawaiian Congresswoman full of “aloha spirit,” Tulsi believes that she has the great privilege to highlight and expand the opportunities that women bring to the workplace, classroom and the military. As a teenager, she co-founded the Healthy Hawaii Coalition, a non-profit teaching children to take care of themselves and the environment. An advocate for environmental policy, Tulsi ran for the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002 and became the youngest person ever elected. A year later, Tulsi joined the Hawaii National Guard to serve Hawaii’s citizens and our country. In 2004, Tulsi voluntarily deployed to Iraq, eventually serving two tours of combat duty in the Middle East. She continues to serve as a Captain in the Hawaii National Guard’s 29th Brigade Combat Team. Representing Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, Tulsi is one of the first two female combat veterans, first Hindu and first female of Samoan ancestry to ever serve as a member of the U.S. Congress. Check out Tulsi's profile in Vogue here!