Dr. Jill Biden, the new First Lady of the United States has been an educator for more than 30 years. She is also a long-time union member, belonging to the National Education Association (NEA).
Beginning her career as a public high school English teacher, Dr. Biden later went back to school to earn her doctorate in education, before returning to teaching as an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College.
Dr. Biden will be the first presidential spouse to work outside of the White House as she will continue to teach during her husband’s tenure as President.
Referring to the NEA members as her “people,” Dr. Biden has been a vocal supporter of unions and the right to collectively bargain. ■