The 44-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, she would bring both racial and gender diversity to Trump’s cabinet.
But she has a tough opponent as former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is also a strong contender for the position.
Donald Trump is picking up fresh faces and Haley’s choice is one among them, although lack of experience may be a minus point for her.
“Secretary of state is going to be a bit of a stretch for Haley’s area of expertise. Haley has yet to be vetted about foreign policy, trade and protectionism,” said College of Charleston political scientist Kendra Stewart.