If you look closely at photos of Hillary Clinton in public – squinting your eyes and zooming in on your screen – Huma Abedin will often be hovering over her shoulder, her eyes fixed, her phone often to her ear, her concentration palpable.
Her hair is invariably styled with a short, bouncy blow-wave, earrings dangle from her lobes and a bright stick of lipstick pops from her mouth. Her style is classic, her preference designer.
She’s clever. Perhaps you could glean that from her presence around Clinton.
Her career, from the very beginning, was one dubbed to be great.
She has been Clinton’s right-hand woman for 20 years, starting out as a White House intern, being transferred to the then-First Lady’s office in 1996 and refusing to leave her side ever since.
According to US politician John McCain, Abedin is a “person of enormous intellect”; no small compliment from a man who was nearly the President.
For John Podesta, Chairman of Clinton's 2016 campaign, Abedin is the ideal colleague.
“She’s as multi-faceted as she is wicked smart, and when you combine that with her humility and strategic sense, you couldn’t ask for a better colleague.”
And then, well, there's Hillary Clinton, who dubs her must-trusted advisor "timeless".
"Her combination of poise, kindness, and intelligence are matchless, and I am lucky to have had her on my team for a decade now," she told Vogue back in 2007.