Get to Know Dr. Jill Biden

See how Dr. Jill Biden's career unfolded.

Meet Dr. Jill Biden - Keep reading for a closer look at the life of the second lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, who will address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. ? Britt  Middleton  (Photo: Wong/Getty Images)

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Meet Dr. Jill Biden - Keep reading for a closer look at the life of the second lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, who will address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night. — Britt  Middleton  (Photo: Wong/Getty Images)

Early Life - Jill Tracy Jacobs, 61, was born in Hammonton, N.J., on June 5, 1951, but she was raised in Willow Grove, Pa. Her father, Donald C. Jacobs, was a banker, and her mother, Bonny Jean, was a homemaker. Jill is the oldest of five sisters. (Photo: Facebook)

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Early Life - Jill Tracy Jacobs, 61, was born in Hammonton, N.J., on June 5, 1951, but she was raised in Willow Grove, Pa. Her father, Donald C. Jacobs, was a banker, and her mother, Bonny Jean, was a homemaker. Jill is the oldest of five sisters. (Photo: Facebook)

Blended Family - She met her future husband, Joe Biden, while attending the University of Delaware in 1975. The couple married on June 17, 1977. Dr. Biden is the stepmother of Biden's two sons, whose mother, Neilia Hunter, died in a car accident in 1972. Jill and Joe Biden have one daughter. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

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Blended Family - She met her future husband, Joe Biden, while attending the University of Delaware in 1975. The couple married on June 17, 1977. Dr. Biden is the stepmother of Biden's two sons, whose mother, Neilia Hunter, died in a car accident in 1972. Jill and Joe Biden have one daughter. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Political Ties - Biden's stepson, Beau, is the attorney general of Delaware and is a major in the Delaware Army National Guard.(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Political Ties - Biden's stepson, Beau, is the attorney general of Delaware and is a major in the Delaware Army National Guard.(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Committed to Education  - As second lady, Dr. Biden has toured the country to draw attention to the importance of community colleges. In 2010, she hosted the first White House Summit on Community Colleges with President Obama. As a young woman, she attended a junior college in Pennsylvania, where she studied fashion merchandising, though she would eventually shift her focus to studying English. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Committed to Education  - As second lady, Dr. Biden has toured the country to draw attention to the importance of community colleges. In 2010, she hosted the first White House Summit on Community Colleges with President Obama. As a young woman, she attended a junior college in Pennsylvania, where she studied fashion merchandising, though she would eventually shift her focus to studying English. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Scholarly Ambitions - Biden earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware in 1975, a master's degree in education from West Chester University (1981) and another master's degree in English from Villanova University (1987). In 2007, she earned her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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Scholarly Ambitions - Biden earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware in 1975, a master's degree in education from West Chester University (1981) and another master's degree in English from Villanova University (1987). In 2007, she earned her doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Carving a Path - Dr. Biden has been an educator for more than three decades. Before moving to Washington, she taught English at a community college in Delaware, at a public high school and at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. Today, she teaches English full-time at a community college in Virginia. (Photo: Facebook)

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Carving a Path - Dr. Biden has been an educator for more than three decades. Before moving to Washington, she taught English at a community college in Delaware, at a public high school and at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. Today, she teaches English full-time at a community college in Virginia. (Photo: Facebook)

Stepping Up for Military Families - In Delaware, Dr. Biden worked with an organization called Delaware Boots on the Ground, which offered support to families during times of military deployment. Biden partnered with first lady Michelle Obama to form the Joining Forces initiative, a national program that encourages citizens, businesses and other organizations to support military families in their own communities. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Stepping Up for Military Families - In Delaware, Dr. Biden worked with an organization called Delaware Boots on the Ground, which offered support to families during times of military deployment. Biden partnered with first lady Michelle Obama to form the Joining Forces initiative, a national program that encourages citizens, businesses and other organizations to support military families in their own communities. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

She's an Author - In June, Dr. Biden published Don?t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, a children's book inspired by the experiences of her granddaughter when her father, Beau Biden, was deployed to Iraq. (Photo: Simon & Schuster Publishing)

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She's an Author - In June, Dr. Biden published Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, a children's book inspired by the experiences of her granddaughter when her father, Beau Biden, was deployed to Iraq. (Photo: Simon & Schuster Publishing)

Breast Cancer Advocate - After four of her friends were diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, Dr. Biden founded the Biden Breast Health Initiative in Delaware, which has educated more than 10,000 high school girls about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Dr. Biden and her husband have also served as the honorary co-chairs for the Global Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Lifetime)

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Breast Cancer Advocate - After four of her friends were diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, Dr. Biden founded the Biden Breast Health Initiative in Delaware, which has educated more than 10,000 high school girls about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Dr. Biden and her husband have also served as the honorary co-chairs for the Global Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Lifetime)