Dr. Jill Biden
Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, a proud military mom. As Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Biden worked to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families, to highlight the importance of community colleges to America’s future, and to raise awareness around areas of particular importance to women, including breast cancer prevention, all while continuing to teach as a full-time English professor at a community college in Northern Virginia.
Being a Blue Star mother and advocate for military service members and their families both active duty and retired, Dr. Biden became involved with the non-profit organization Delaware Boots on the Ground, which helps families during times of military deployment.
Dr. Biden and former First Lady Michelle Obama also launched Joining Forces in 2011, an initiative which has provided educational and employment resources as well as health/wellness services to military personnel and their families.
Having been a teacher for many years, education and health are two of her top issues. Among her many accomplishments, she founded the Biden Breast Health Initiative and co-founded the Book Buddies program with Kathy Greenwell . She’s an author publishing a children's book, Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops (2012), based on her granddaughter's story of a military family's experience with deployment.
She’s listed as a Famous Finisher of the Marine Corps Marathon. Her official time completing the race is 4:30:02!