‘Dr B’: the low-profile college educator set to break barriers as first lady | US news

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Jill Biden has gone to great lengths to keep her status as a political spouse under the radar from her students, to whom she is known simply as “Dr B”.

During her eight years in the Obama administration as second lady (she preferred the title “captain of the vice squad”), Dr Biden continued to teach English composition at Northern Virginia Community College (Nova). She even requested that the Secret Service agents who accompanied her to work come in disguise as students.

And when the 69-year-old becomes next first lady of the US, she will be the first to continue her professional career while in the role. But this time, when she returns to her day job in January, she may struggle to keep a low profile.

Karolina Straznikiewicz, a 27-year-old student, was taught by Biden before she went on leave at the

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