Ilhan Omar is a Representative from Minnesota. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, she earned her B.A. from North Dakota State University in 2011 and her B.S. from North Dakota State University in 2011. She was a teacher, campaign manager, and non-profit executive. She served on staff for the Minnesota department of education from 2012-2013 and on staff for the Minneapolis city council from 2013-2015. She was a member of the Minnesota state house of representatives from 2017-2019 before being elected to the 116th Congress (January 3, 2019-present).