Meet Supriya Jindal, wife of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal who is rumored to be on the short list of possible John McCain running mates. Read her biography and see photos and a video below.
Supriya Jindal has been the First Lady of Louisiana since her husband, Bobby Jindal, became governor on January 14, 2008. Now she is facing the possibility of leaving that job should her husband accept a potential offer to be John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate.
Rumors are swirling that McCain is set to pick his Vice-Presidential candidate this week. Speculation as to who that pick might be is focused on Romney or Jindal. Right now, all eyes are on Bobby Jindal as McCain will be in New Orleans on Wednesday to meet with him.
Supriya Jindal Biography
Supriya Jolly was born on January 18, 1972 in New Delhi, India while her Indian-American parents were there visiting family. She is 36-years-old. Her parents are Jatinder (Jay) and Shakun Jolly. She was raised in Metairie, Louisiana with her two younger siblings. Her father is an engineer who is now a vice president at Crescent Technology, and her mother cared for the home and children.
The Jindals first met when they were both students at Grace King High School, however, they never dated then. She says that he asked her out once but she turned him down. She graduated high school in 1989. She received her bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University in 1993. In 1998, she received her master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Tulane. She has completed all but her dissertation for a Ph.D. in marketing at Louisiana State University.
Supriya started working for Albemarle Corporation in 1993 and steadily climbed up the ladder there until she took time off from her career when her husband was running for governor and having three children. She is frequently described as steady, calm, charming, friendly, humorous, a good conversationalist, intelligent, competent and having a beautiful smile among many other highly complementary adjectives.
The Jindal’s married on October 18, 1997. The couple have three children, Selia Elizabeth (6-years-old), Shaan Robert (3-years-old) and Slade Ryan (1-year-old).
Supriya Jindal – Video