Updated at 2:48 p.m. ET
Rashida Tlaib has some experience being first, and not just because she is the eldest of 14 children.
As the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, she was the first person in her family to earn a high school diploma — then a college degree, and a law degree.
She was the first Muslim woman ever elected to Michigan's Legislature, where she served in the House for the maximum term of six years.
And in January, she is set to become America's first-ever Muslim congresswoman.