An investment manager at Goldman Sachs, she rose to national fame as the wife of potential presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz. She is also recognized for working extensively with the Bush administration in various roles including economic Director of the National Security Council and Director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department.
After graduating from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in economics and international relations. She then went on to earn two master's of Business from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and Harvard Business School.
She worked several years as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the Independent Task Force on North America.
She met Ted Cruz while they worked on George Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. After they married in 2001, they had two daughters, Caroline Camille and Catherine Christiane.
She previously worked as a special assistant to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.