Ashley Biden, the daughter of the 46th US President Joe Biden is definitely the most mysterious of all his children. The primary reason for this is the fact that she’s the only biological child of both Joe and Jill. Not only this but there does exist a lot of riddles associated with Ashley Biden.
Well, here are some of the lesser known, interesting facts about Ashley Biden.
1. Ashley Biden, the social worker
Ashley Biden has always been a philanthropist throughout her life and performances. After graduating from Tulane University in 2003, she went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, per her LinkedIn profile.
She was a social worker with the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families for 15 years before joining the Center For Justice in 2012.
When asked about her career as a social worker, this is what she has to say:
“The passion started at a very young age,” the first daughter said in 2017. “My dad is a lifelong public servant; my mom was a public-school teacher — it’s in my DNA.”
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2. Ashley Biden, the employee of a pizza parlor
Very few might be aware of the fact that before getting caught in the public eye, Ashley Biden was an employee of a pizza parlor. Just Imagine! The daughter the US President working a pizza parlor! This indeed indicates the fact that Ashley was such a down to earth person right from her early days.
She did her major in cultural anthropology at New Orleans’ Tulane University soon after which she worked at a pizza parlor for few months after graduation. Probably this might have been a baby step towards shaping her identity as a social worker, who ardently toils for the betterment of the society despite her popularity and whereabouts.
3.The Political life of Ashley Biden
Many of us are still puzzled at the question whether Ashley Biden would follow the path of her father in politics. During the heated campaigning sessions concerned with the US Elections 2020, the entire nation locked their eyes on Ashley Biden enthusiastically campaigning for her father and Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
She hosted a Wisconsin Women For Biden event on August 7, 2020. “I’m here today because I adore my father, but I also deeply believe he has the character and the vision to lead this country,” she said. “When I say I’m ready for a Biden presidency, it’s not just because I think my dad is the best person. With my dad as president, he will help us solve some of the great challenges of our generation… And he has the empathy and fortitude to help us address the racial and economic disparities that undermine all communities…Make no mistake, women will decide this election. Women of color will decide this election.”
Coming to her future political assistance with her father, reports state that Joe Biden’s presidency will not include White House jobs for his adult children — something Ashley made clear ahead of her father’s inauguration in January 2021.
“I will not have a job with the administration,” she said during an interview on Jan. 19, later adding, “I do hope to bring awareness and education to some topics, subjects that are really important.”
4. Ashley Biden, the Activist
Joe Biden played an important role in motivating Ashley to become an activist. In 2014, she was appointed executive director at the Delaware Center for Justice.
5. Ashley Biden, the Zoophilist
It is a lesser known fact that Ashley Biden is an out and out Animal lover. “When I was a kid, I always really loved animals, and I found out that Bonne Bell lip gloss was testing on animals, so I organized my school to start writing letters to [the company],” said Ashley. “Then I became obsessed with the plight of dolphins getting stuck in tuna nets. My dad connected me with Congressman Barbara Boxer, who I nicknamed the ‘dolphin lady,’ and she got me onto the floor to help lobby Republican congressman for The Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act.”
6. The ‘Dancer’ face of Ashley Biden
The ‘dancer’ face of Ashley Biden hasn’t taken note by many of us. The world got a first glimpse of her dance moves during Biden’s first speech as president-elect. The footage of Ashley shaking her legs went viral while Biden was delivering his speech.
7. The advocate of Social Justice
Once her father Joe Biden won the Presidential elections of 2020, Ashley exclaimed that she hopes to use her platform as First Daughter “to advocate for social justice, for mental health — to be involved in community development and revitalization.” She added, “I do hope to bring awareness and education to some topics, subjects that are really important.” This statement in fact echoes the hard core advocacy of social justice that she carries within herself.
8. Ashley Biden, the clothing entrepreneur
Apart from her social activism, Ashley has also managed to establish herself as a triumphant entrepreneur.
In 2017, she launched a socially and ethically conscious clothing brand called Livelihood.
“Over the past 15 years, I’ve worked as a social worker and learned first-hand that civic participation is an essential component of community development. My goal with Livelihood is to celebrate that ethos with creative and innovative programs that directly impact local neighborhoods,” Ashley said in a 2017 news release announcing a collaboration between Livelihood and Gilt.
She continued, “I’m excited to launch this initiative with a hoodie design, created and sold in partnership with Gilt. I chose a hoodie because it is universal, was once ubiquitous with the Labor Movement and is currently symbolic of important social justice movements.”
9. Ashley Biden, the Introvert
She is somebody who is least interested in public attentions. Ashley always prefer to remain away from the public spotlight. Her Instagram account remains private and she also prefer not to attend public events.
10 Who is Ashley Biden’s Role Model?
Its her father Joe Biden. No doubt in that. It is said that Biden shares a close relationship with Ashley who accompanied her father on the campaign trail. Ashley has often mentioned how Biden encouraged her to voice her opinions about different matters. She always based her works under the guidelines of her father, continuing his legacy as a dutiful daughter.
Of late, she became the center of attention during the Inauguration ceremony. The 39-year-old, who was front and center at her father’s inauguration on January 20, had the internet buzzing about her beauty and memorable reactions during the historic ceremony.