Ashley Blazer Biden (born June 8, 1981) is an American social worker, activist, philanthropist, and fashion designer. The daughter of U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, she served as the executive director of the Delaware Center for Justice from 2014 to 2019.
- Who Is Ashley Biden?
- Early Life and Education
- Social Work Career
- Fashion Line and Activism
- Husband and Personal Life
Ashley Biden is Joe Biden’s youngest daughter and only biological child with his second wife, Jill Biden. She has one surviving brother, Hunter, and two late siblings, Amy and Beau. After graduating from Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania, she began a career in social work through which she developed a passion for social justice issues, namely income inequality. In 2017, her dedication to activism translated to the creation of a fashion brand called Livelihood, which funds various charitable initiatives. Married to surgeon Howard Krein since 2010, she also supported her father’s 2020 presidential campaign, and, along with Hunter, introduced the then-candidate at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Ashley Blazer Biden was born on June 8, 1981, in Delaware. She is Joe’s second daughter and Jill's only biological child. Her half-sister Naomi “Amy” Biden was killed in a 1972 car accident that also claimed the life of Joe’s first wife, Neilia. Ashley also has two older brothers, Hunter Biden and Joseph “Beau” Biden III, the latter of whom died of brain cancerin 2015. She attended Wilmington Friends School, a Quaker institution in Wilmington, Delaware, and later graduated from Archmere Academy, a Claymont, Delaware private Catholic School, also her father’s alma mater. Ashley holds an undergraduate degreein cultural anthropology from New Orleans’ Tulane University and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice.
Upon graduation from Tulane, Ashley workedfor at Philadelphia’s Northwestern Human Services Children’s Reach Clinic as part of their clinical support staff, assisting youth and their families access community resources. About four years later, she worked as an education and employment specialist at West End Neighborhood House, where she assisted youth aging out of foster care for one year. Finally, she worked as an employment education liaison for the state of Pennsylvania In 2014, Ashley was promoted from associate director to executive director of the Delaware Center for Justice, focusing on criminal justice reform, after two years with the company. She eventually stepped downfrom the role in March 2019, ahead of her father’s 2020 presidential run.
In 2017, while working at the Delaware Center for Justice, Ashley founded a charitable fashion brand Livelihood, which, in partnership with flash-sale e-commerce site Gilt, designed and sold ethically produced American-made clothing with the goal of supporting criminal justice reform, improving childhood education and ameliorating economic disparities. The brand’s logo, which features a bow, is an homage to her late brother, Beau. Elle reported in February 2017 that the “range of supersoft organic cotton hoodies” was on sale for just a few weeks. All 3,400 hoodies Gilt produced from her design sold out, and the company donated $25,000 to the Livelihood Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation. In June 2019, Ashley partnered with the Hamilton Hotelin Washington, D.C. to redesign their staff’s uniforms, coinciding with the hotel’s remodel and rebranding. In return, Hamilton Hotel donated $15,000 to Livelihood. As of November 2020, the brand was currently undergoing a re-launch, accor...
Ashley’s late brother Beau introduced her to plastic surgeon Howard Krein in 2010, and the pair marriedat St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Greenville, Delaware on June 2, 2012. After her father announced his 2020 run for president, Ashley hit the campaign trail to encourage voter support, speaking at a Wisconsin Women for Biden event held in August. She and her brother Hunter also introduced their fatherat the virtual August 2020 Democratic National Convention. “He will be tough, caring, and principled,” she said in her taped speech. “He’ll be the worst enemy any bully ever saw.”
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- Biden Worked on Animal Welfare Issues From an Early Age. Biden told Glamour that her early calling came in animal welfare issues. “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],” she told the magazine.
- Biden Started an ‘Ethical’ Clothing Line. According to Elle magazine, Biden started Livelihood, an “ethically produced, American-made clothing company.”
Jan 21, 2021 · First Daughter Ashley Biden dialed up the fashion by rocking a tuxedo at Wednesday’s virtual inaugural concert. Featuring tailored pants, the suit (reportedly designed by Ralph Lauren) was complete...
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Oct 28, 2020 · Since Saturday night, National File has published dozens of pages from what our whistleblower has identified as the 2019 diary of Ashley Blazer Biden, the 39-year-old daughter of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Aug 18, 2020 · Ashley Biden — the baby of the family and Joe Biden's only child with his second wife, Jill — ran into some trouble back in the day. Although Ashley has since gone on to found a nonprofit clothing...
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Oct 26, 2020 · National File has obtained what a whistleblower has identified as a copy of the complete diary of Ashley Blazer Biden, the 39-year-old daughter of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, dating from during the 2020 presidential campaign.
Nov 26, 2019 · Ashley Biden is more than just one of former Vice President Joe Biden's children. But unfortunately, that doesn't stop people from connecting her to her dad. "Any achievement that I accomplished, many people attributed to the fact that I was his daughter," she told Politico.