According to most people’s beliefs, mistakes, most times, do help in shaping people’s personality, life experience, and also help them make the most of every situation. Katrina Pierson is one woman whose mistakes greatly helped in shaping her life and making her the political icon she is today.
From running into bad situations while growing up to being arrested at the age of 20 for shoplifting goods worth $168 in a store located in Texas, Pierson had an unpleasant upbringing but her childhood experiences, she once admitted, played significant roles in her journey to stardom.
Let’s get to meet the distinguished political activist.
Katrina Pierson Bio, Age
Born as Katrina Lanette Shaddix, Pierson’s parents welcomed her on July 20, 1976, in Kansas, a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. She grew up in a lower-middle-class family made up of an American mother and an African American father.
Her mother, whose name is not known publicly, was pregnant with her when she was fourteen. After Katrina’s arrival when her mother was fifteen, she [her mother] decided to give her up for adoption because she had no money to cater for her baby but later changed her mind.
Growing up, Pierson, who is of African-American ethnicity and American nationality, lacked most basic necessities but was happy with her mother’s effort to make ends meet.
At age 20, she was arrested for shoplifting, taking goods worth $168 from a store in Plano, Texas. The case was later dismissed and sealed. At the time, Katrina was still nursing her son who was just three months old at the time of the incident.
The leading political activist attended Kilgore College, graduating in 1996 with an associate of science degree. She later moved to the University of Texas at Dallas, where she majored in biology and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2006.
Her first job after graduation was at inVentiv Health Incorporated. Her stint at the firm ended in 2008. The following year, she joined Baylor Health Care as a practice administrator. She was with them until August 2011 when she called it to quit.
From 2011 to December 2012, Pierson worked as the director of corporate affairs for ASG Solutions and then continued to a variety of jobs until in November 2015 when she was hired to be the national spokesperson for Donald Trump‘s 2016 presidential campaign election.
An associate of the Republican party and a regular CNN contributor, the political activist joined the Tea Party Movement in 2009 and later became the founder of the local Tea Party Group of Garland, Texas.
In 2014, Katrina filed out for the U.S. congressional candidate for Texas Republican but was defeated by Pete Sessions with 36 percent of the votes.
Katrina Pierson’s Husband, Family Life
Pierson is currently single and happily raising her only child whom she had at the age of nineteen. Christopher Pierson was born following his mother’s three-month marriage to her former husband, who was her longtime boyfriend.
Ever since her son arrived, the divorcee has never been in any known relationship nor has she tied the knot with any man. Owing to the situation of things at the time of her first marriage, there was no information about Pierson’s husband. To date, his name, early life, and other facts are not known and Katrina hasn’t talked about him in the public. The American politician and her son currently reside in their Garland mansion in Texas.
The veteran Communication consultant, who is mostly seen on television in most of Donald Trump’s political movements and speeches stands at 5 feet 5 Inches. Her terrific body is complemented by her dazzling brown eyes and beautiful dark hair.
Katrina Pierson Net Worth
Pierson’s net worth is not quite a huge one but it is expected to grow in the near future if she continues to take up more appointments and occupy prestigious positions in the government. At the moment, she has an estimated net worth of around $500,000.
1. Katrina Pierson once admitted that she joined politics because of the four coordinated terrorist attacks launched in the United by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
2. She supported and voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
3. The renowned spokesperson was paid unemployment benefits as a member of Ted Cruz’s 2012 senate campaign.
4. Katrina Pierson plans to dip her toes in the business sector like her boss – Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump, who boasts a flourishing fashion line. She is currently working towards launching her own clothing line.