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The Biden-Harris Administration

Learn More about Dr. Jill Giacoppa Biden

Dr. Jill Biden is the first Italian American to become First Lady of the United States. An educator, author, mother, and grandmother, she is also the first spouse of a president to maintain her own career outside the White House.

As First Lady she supports military families, advocates for educational opportunities, and works to seek an end to cancer while serving as a messenger of the President’s priorities.

A partner and supporter of her husband and family for 44 plus years of marriage, she is the great-granddaughter of Italian immigrants. Jill Biden embraces and continues in her own family the Italian American experiences that helped to shape her values and that inspired her to become a teacher and an advocate for her community.

Watch this interview with the first Italian American First Lady of the United State

Are you and Jill’s family
from the same town in Italy?

At right is a photo of the secluded village that claims it was the birthplace of Jill Biden’s great grandfather. Can you recognize it?

Want to cook like Jill?
Try her recipe for Chicken Parmigiana.

Jill inherited her love of cooking from her paternal grandmother, who prepared traditional Italian dishes for Sunday dinners. Here she shares one of her favorite recipes.

Italian Americans in the Biden-Harris Administration

Linda Swartz Taglialatela

Ambassador, Barbados,
Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Saint Lucia, Antigua
and Barbuda, Dominica,
Grenada, and Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines

Eric Garcetti

(not yet confirmed
by the Senate)

Claire A. Pierangelo

Madagascar and

Gina Raimondo

Department of

Steve Ricchetti

Counselor to the President,
Executive Office of the

Annie Tomasini

Director of Oval Office
Operations, Executive Office
of the President

Mitch Landrieu

Coordinator in the White House for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Executive Office of the President

John Podesta

Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation,
Executive Office of the

Lisa Monaco

Deputy Attorney General,
Department of Justice

Nani Coloretti

Deputy Director,
Office of Management and
Budget, Executive Office of
the President

Sarah Bianchi

Deputy U.S. Trade
Executive Office of the

Annie Caputo

Commissioner, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Jennifer Abruzzo

General Counsel,
National Labor Relations

Nicole Angarella

Inspector General-Designate, U.S. Agency
for International

Angela Botticella

Chief of Staff, Office of
the Deputy Secretary,
Department of Health and
Human Services

Rebecca Brocato

Chief of Staff, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Frank Calvelli

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and
Integration, Department of

Joseph V. Cuffari

Inspector General, Department of
Homeland Security

Kurt DelBene

Assistant Secretary for
Information and Technology,
Department of Veterans

Richard DiZinno

Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Board

Christopher Fonzone

General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Glenna Gallo

Assistant Secretary-
Designate for Special
Education and Rehabilitative
Services, Department of
(not yet confirmed
by the Senate)

Laurie E. Locascio

Director of NIST and Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce

Daniel B. Maffei

Member-Designate, Federal Maritime Commission
(not yet confirmed
by the Senate)

Jackie Maffucci

Deputy Director of Congressional, Legislative, and Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Personnel Management

Gayle Conelly Manchin

Federal co-Chair,
Appalachian Regional

Clare Martorana

Federal Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Rachel Palermo

Deputy Communications Director to the Vice President, Office of the Vice President

Leon Panetta

Member, Homeland Security
Advisory Council

Melissa Piccoli

Advisor for Intergovernmental Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Judith Delzoppo Pryor

First President and Vice-Chairman,
Export-Import Bank

Daniel Ricchetti

Senior Advisor, Office of
the Under Secretary of
State for Arms Control
and International Security,
Department of State

J.J. Ricchetti

Special Assistant, Office
of Legislative Affairs,
Department of Treasury

Shannon Ricchetti

Deputy Associate Director,
Office of the White House
Social Secretary, Executive
Office of the President

Carrie Ricci

General Counsel to the Navy,
Department of Defense

Lauren Speranza

Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Giancarlo Stefanoni

Protocol Officer, Department of State

Richard Trumka Jr.

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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