About Valerie Jarrett


10 Things You Didn’t Know About Valerie Jarrett

1. Valerie Jarrett was born Nov. 14, 1956, in Shiraz, Iran. Her father, a doctor, was working in Iran as part of a program that sent American physicians to developing countries.

2. The family also lived for a year in London before settling in the Hyde Park area of Chicago.

3. Jarrett’s great-grandfather, Robert Robinson Taylor, was the first African-American to graduate from MIT.

4. Jarrett did her undergraduate work at Stanford and received her law degree from the University of Michigan.

5. In 1983, she married a friend from childhood, William Robert Jarrett, who was a doctor and the son of Chicago Sun-Times columnist Vernon Jarrett.

6. The couple divorced in 1988, and Jarrett’s ex-husband died in 1993 from a heart attack. Their only child, Laura, is studying law at Harvard.

7. Jarrett worked with two private law firms. She eventually specialized in commercial real estate.

8. She went to work in the city of Chicago’s Law Department under Mayor Harold Washington and held a series of positions under Mayor Richard M. Daley.

9. Most recently, she was CEO of the Habitat Co., a real estate management and development firm in Chicago.

10. She met Barack Obama in 1991 when he accompanied his fiancée, Michelle Robinson, to a dinner with Jarrett as part of Michelle’s job interview for a position in the mayor’s office. Michelle got the job, and the three have been friends ever since.

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والری بومن جارت (متولد ۱۹۵۶ میلادی)، وکیل آمریکایی مقیم شیکاگو است. وی همچنین از مشاورین ارشد باراک اوباما است. والری جارت از پدر و مادری آمریکایی زاده شده و متولد شهر شیراز، ایران است و تا ۹ سالگی در این شهر زندگی می‌کرده‌است. وی در سال ۱۹۷۸ در رشته روانشناسی از دانشگاه استنفورد موفق به کسب مدرک کارشناسی شد و سپس دکترای خود را در رشته حقوق در سال ۱۹۸۱ از دانشگاه میشیگان دریافت کرد. برخی نشریات و رسانه‌های ایالات متحده آمریکا وی را بانفوذترین مشاور باراک اوباما معرفی می‌کنند. وی دارای دختری به نام لورا است که هم‌اکنون در حال تحصیل در رشته حقوق از دانشگاه هاروارد است. پدر وی، جیمز بومن، از اولین پزشکان بیمارستان نمازی شیراز بوده‌است. وی خاطراتش از زندگی در ایران را، «خاطراتی بسیار شیرین» توصیف می‌کند

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