What the Female Presidential Candidates Were Doing in Their 20s

Even though election day isn’t until November 8, 2016, now's as good a time as any to get a handle on everyone who's thrown their hat into the ring thus far. The running's already packed, with five Democrats and 14 Republicans having officially announced their plans to take on the role of President of the United States.

Here, take a peek at what these potential presidents were doing back in their 20s, aka the road that led them to where they are today.

Hillary Rodham Clinton: As former Secretary of State and former First Lady, Clinton knows what she’d be getting into if she nabbed the nation’s vote for President. Her love of governmental goings-on extends back to her twenties, when she was senior class president of Wellesley College and started working on presidential campaigns and interning for senators. When she graduated, she started studying at Yale Law School. Once she was done there (with honors, natch), she chimed in on the Watergate issue as part of the presidential impeachment inquiry staff.

Carly Fiorina: As one of the only women in the running for President this time around, Fiorina knows a thing or two about working her way up. After dropping out of UCLA law school, she tried her hand at being a secretary for a real estate business. Soon after, she decamped to teach English in Italy before returning to the states to become an AT&T sales representative, which started her down the path to heading up Hewlett-Packard (and being the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company!).

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