Jill Biden, first lady with two jobs | Voice of America
First lady Jill Biden was fired from her teaching job last year for helping her husband’s campaign for president, but the old political wife is not planning to give up her career.
Biden became the first second woman to hold a paid job outside the White House while her husband was Vice President. She now intends to continue teaching writing at Northern Virginia Community College in southern Washington, where she taught full-time when her husband was vice president.
“Many of my students don’t know I have two jobs,” said the first lady.
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Jill Biden is well aware of life in Washington, where her husband, newly elected President Joe Biden, has spent 36 years in the US Senate and eight years as Vice President under Barack Obama.
Now, the election victory of Democrat Joe Biden has given Jill Biden the advantage of being the first presidential wife to earn a PhD. Betty Boyd Caroly, who wrote the book First Ladies, told flies Biden is in a unique position.
“I expect her to be very active in proposing specific reforms to the education system, but not everyone agrees,” said Caroli. “A lot of people want a first lady who shuts her mouth and looks only in the best clothes. I’m not in that school. I really think it’s a solid platform.”
Biden, 69, was born in New Jersey and raised in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate in education from the University of Delaware.
Life with Joe Biden was complicated from the start. She was going through a divorce. He was in mourning, raising two young children only after his wife and daughter died in a car accident. Jill and Joe get married, after asking Joe five times.
Biden said on the “Rachel Ray Show”: “And the fifth time, I finally said to her, ‘Jill, my Irish pride has taken over me.’ This is the last time I ask you, “When you marry me, only if you marry me. She said yes.
Four years later, Jill gave birth to a daughter. Tragedy struck again in 2015 when Beau, the 46-year-old son of Joe Biden, died of brain cancer. “It’s personal for me and my husband Joe,” she said.
Then Jill Biden added cancer initiatives to the list of causes.
In June of last year, Jill Biden wrote a children’s book about her husband’s early years, his competitiveness, and his resilience after being mocked for his stutter.
She exhibited this line of protection during an election rally in March last year, twice using her body to prevent a female protester from reaching her husband on stage.
Although they call the tiny mid-Atlantic state of Delaware their home, Jill Biden followed her husband through his career as a senator in the United States and then to the Vice President’s mansion. Now he returns to Washington for at least four years in the White House.
“Infuriatingly humble travel fanatic. Passionate social media practitioner. Amateur writer. Wannabe problem solver. General food specialist.”