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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
Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Saint Lucia, Antigua
and Barbuda, Dominica,
Grenada, and Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines
Claire A. Pierangelo
Madagascar and Comoros
Department of Commerce
Counselor to the President
Executive Office of the President
Director of Oval Office Operations Executive Office of the President
Coordinator in the White House for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Executive Office of the President
Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation
Executive Office of the
Deputy Attorney General
Department of Justice
Office of Management and
Budget, Executive Office of the President
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
Executive Office of the President
Commissioner Nuclear Regulatory Commission
National Labor Relations Board
Acting Inspector General-Designate U.S. Agency for International
Chief of Staff Office of the Deputy Secretary,
Department of Health and
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and
Integration Department of Defense
Joseph V. Cuffari
Inspector General Department of Homeland Security
Assistant Secretary for
Information and Technology
Department of Veterans
Member Privacy and Civil Liberties Board
General Counsel Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Assistant Secretary for Special
Education and Rehabilitative
Services Department of Education
Laurie E. Locascio
Director of NIST and Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology Department of Commerce
Daniel B. Maffei
Member Federal Maritime Commission
Deputy Director of Congressional, Legislative, and Intergovernmental Affairs Office of Personnel Management
Gayle Conelly Manchin
Federal Chief Information Officer Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President
Member Homeland Security Advisory Council
Judith Delzoppo Pryor
First President and Vice-Chairman
Senior Advisor Office of the Under Secretary of
State for Arms Control and International Security,
Department of State
Special Assistant Office of Legislative Affairs,
Department of Treasury
Deputy Associate Director
Office of the White House
Social Secretary, Executive
Office of the President
General Counsel to the Navy
Department of Defense
Department of Interior
International Monetary Fund
Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense
Assistant Chief of Protocol for Ceremonials Department of State
Richard Trumka Jr.
Commissioner U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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