She is none other than the daughter of the former vice president, Al Gore who like his father is a champion on environmental issues. Yes, we are talking about Karenna Gore, the eldest daughter of the Al Gore, and she is also an author, a journalist and an attorney.
Karenna Gore Bio
Karenna, who was born as Karenna Aitcheson Gore on 6 August 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father Al Gore, former Vice president. She took her father step and interested herself in the field of journalism. She and her father went to a two-day tour of polluted poor communities in North Carolina. There they started worship service at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, held a news conference at Belews Creek in Stokes County, which was contaminated by coal ash, and attended a Moral Monday meeting at Shiloh Baptist Church. She has been an incredible daughter and she shares a very close bond with her father.
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She graduated from Harvard University receiving her B.A. in history and literature in 1995 and J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2000. For furthermore studies, she joined Union Theological Seminary where she bagged her master of Arts degree.
Karenna’s Marriage and Divorce with Andrew Schiff
Karenna was once married to Andrew Newman Schiff. He is a primary care physician and great-grandson of Jacob Schiff. She tied her wedding knot with her boyfriend on 12 July 1997 at the Washington National Cathedral.The marriage was significant in a sense that, two dominant political families were joined through the wedding. They have three children together named Wyatt Gore Schiff, age 19, Anna Hunger Schiff, age 17, Oscar Aitcheson Schiff, age 12.
Caption: Karenna Gore with her Former Husband, Andrew Schiff before their separation on 9 June 2010. (Photo Credit: People)
After being married for twelve years, they finally filed for a divorce in 2010 and led their separate lives. She announced her separation via email "We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate," the statement read. They even requested for the public to respect their private life saying, “We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further."
Karenna has not been linked with any relationship or affairs since then.
Karenna Gore’s Involvement with Non-Profit
Despite leading a successful career in journalism and law, she felt she should follow her true calling to contribute to society and the world in general. She went ahead and led some of the well-known NGOs like ABC and Riverkeeper, where she worked in the capacity as a Director and have even been elected to the board of directors of some.
Karenna Gore is currently the Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. The organization addresses the issues related to the environment, religion, and culture.
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Her leadership in the social service is notable like her father Al Gore, a former vice president, and a noble peace prize winner. Both father and daughter have been joining hands in fighting some of the most pressing issues like global warming and worldwide poverty.
She was once arrested during a protest of the construction of a Boston pipeline. However, her father supported her action.