|Born:||November 18, 1958 (age 61)|
|Career:||Second Lady of the United States, 2017-present|
First Lady of Indiana, 2013-2017
|Education:||B.S., M.S., Butler University|
Karen Pence is an educator, painter and the current second lady of the United States. She is married to Mike Pence, the 48th vice president of the United States and former governor of Indiana.
Pence was born January 1, 1957, in Kansas, and grew up in Indiana. She received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in elementary education from Butler University. She taught elementary school until becoming first lady of Indiana on January 14, 2013. After taking a watercolor after the birth of their first child, Pence also began painting portraits of houses and historic buildings, selling them on commission or at local art fairs.
Pence was first lady of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. During that time, she established the Indiana First Lady's Charitable Foundation, established with the purpose to encourage and support youth and families of Indiana. She also started a small business named "'That's My Towel!' Charm" that made metal charms for attaching to beach towels.
Pence became the second lady of the United States on January 20, 2017, As second lady, Pence intends to raise awareness of art therapy and to the sacrifices made by military service members and their families.