Jill Biden, the US vice-presidential candidate, is a doctoral student in education at the US department of education.
She earned her doctorate from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City in 2012.
The US Department for Education said Biden earned her undergraduate degree in the School of Education and the School for Human Development at Harvard University in 2014.
She is currently working towards a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.
Biden’s work includes her work on education issues at the United Nations, including education as a key element of peacekeeping efforts, and her advocacy on the issue of the education gap in the United States.
“Jill Biden is passionate about education and the role it plays in building a better future for our children,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement.
“She has demonstrated her commitment to education by serving as an adviser on education policy, as well as serving as the US’s first female Secretary of Education.
This year, she is on track to become the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.
Her career has been marked by an extensive background in education, from her academic career as a graduate student in international economics to her experience as a public official.
A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia University, Biden earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 1991.
At Harvard, Biden graduated with a doctorates in political science and economics.
She later received her law degree from Harvard Law School and received her master’s in public policy from Harvard in 1998.
In 2012, she co-founded the Partnership for the Future, a think tank focused on promoting the interests of disadvantaged children and young adults.
As part of the partnership, Biden also serves on the boards of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the Center on Poverty and Inequality, the Economic Policy Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute.
After graduating, Biden worked as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and served as the assistant to the president of the American Civil Liberties Union.
While at Harvard, she was a founding member of the Law Students Association, a student organization that brought together student lawyers, attorneys, and public servants to provide an alternative voice for civil rights and progressive policies.
Prior to joining Harvard, the New York-born Biden was a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she served as a senior research associate and director of the institute’s Center for Political Economy.
During her time at Harvard she served on the Board of Trustees for the Ford Foundation, and served on Harvard’s board of governors.
Before taking office, Biden was the Vice President for Children and Families, a position she held for 11 years.
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