Jill Biden

Born:June 3, 1951 (age 69)
Career:Second lady of the United States, 2009-2017
Education:B.A., University of Delaware
M.Ed,, West Chester University
M.A,, Villanova
D.Ed., University of Delaware

Jill Biden, an American educator, was the second lady of the United States from 2009-2017. She is the wife of Joe Biden, the 47th vice president of the United States and the 2020 Democratic nominee for president.

Biden was born on June 3, 1951, in Hammonton, New Jersey, and grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Delaware (1975), a Master of Education from West Chester University (1981) and a Master of Arts from Villanova University (1987), and a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from the University of Delaware (2007).

Biden has been an educator for decades. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., she taught English at Delaware Technical & Community College, at a public high school and at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. Since 2009, she has been a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College and is thought to be the first second lady to hold a paying job while her husband was vice president. In 2020, she took a leave of absence in order to campaign with her husband.


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