Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor and an activist. In 2016, Clinton was the first woman to become a major party nominee for president of the United States. Her ascent was made possible by her breadth of experience, from surveying families door-to-door for the Children’s Defense Fund out of law school, to creating the Children’s Health Insurance Program as first lady, to brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as secretary of state. Although she won the popular vote in the 2016, she garnered fewer electoral votes than her opponent and lost the election. Clinton was secretary of state at the time she spoke at Climate One.