The United States has a new president, Joe Biden, and it also has a new first lady: Jill Biden. The wife of the new president was by his side this Saturday in his first speech after his victory.
Jill Tracy Biden (née Jacobs) was born on June 3, 1951 in New Jersey, but grew up near Philadelphia. Of Italian origin (her grandfather changed the original last name, Giacoppo, to Jacobs), she studied at the University of Delaware, and between 1970 and 1975 she was married.
After her divorce, she met Joe Biden on a blind date, who was a widower at the time and had two children, Beau and Hunter (another girl, Amy, died with her mother in a car accident). They married in 1977 and in 1981 they had a daughter, Ashley.
Now 69 years old, Jill Biden, who will be the first Italian-American in history to be a first lady, teaches English at Virginia Community College. Endowed with a doctorate and two master’s degrees, has never left his professionNot even in the 8 years she was second lady.
In fact, she will be the first lady to hold paid employment. In the magazine Vogue once stated: “I am a working woman. Teaching is my passion, it is what I love to do. It has been my career and the main focus of my life, so i think i can manage it and do whatever the first ladies want to do, “she said.
According The country, Jill Biden has plans as first lady: to promote the free education at community colleges as where she works; support the families of the military, such as their adopted children; and promote cancer research, as Beau Biden died in 2015 due to a brain tumor.