Already at the stage of Joe Biden’s election campaign, it became obvious that his wife would be a more public and active first lady than Melania Trump. Jill Biden continued to teach when her husband was Vice President and intends to remain in the profession even now as First Lady. She also stated that education will be one of the White House’s top priorities.

We have prepared for you a few facts about Gil Biden that you may not have known.

1. Jill Biden is a native East Coaster.

Jill Tracy Jacobs was born in Gammonton, New Jersey. She spent most of her childhood in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

While still a schoolgirl, she moonlighted as a waitress and tried herself as a model, and then devoted six months to studying fashion merchandising at Pennsylvania College. It wasn’t long before Jill, realizing that the fashion world was not hers, decided to become a teacher. She easily studied, received a master’s degree, and then a doctorate in pedagogy.

2. She met Joe Biden on a blind date.

Not yet divorced from her first husband, Jill once agreed to a blind date. The student did not know that the meeting was organized by the brother of the famous Senator Joe Biden, who was 9 years older. But the age difference did not prevent the couple – they quickly found a common language.

3. Jill and Joe share three children.

In addition to their daughter Ashley, Jill and Joe Biden raised two more children, sons Beau and Hunter. For Jill, they are stepchildren: these are Biden’s children from their first marriage, their mother Nelia died in an accident in 1972, along with the president’s one-year-old daughter. But Jill Biden raised Beau and Hunter like family.

Today, the couple also share five grandchildren: Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter.

4. She’s a life-long educator.

Jill Biden is an English teacher. She loved her job so much that in the late 80s she told her husband that even if he became president, she would not give up teaching. She taught English, acting as a reading specialist, as well as history to emotionally unstable students. She also taught at the Rockford Center Psychiatric Hospital for five years.

When Joe Biden moved from Delaware to Washington as a senator, Jill Biden became an English teacher at Northern Virginia Community College.

5. She has two master’s degrees and doctoral degree.

Over the course of her career, the woman defended two master’s degrees, and then a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in 2007.