Suprya Jolly Jindal
According to her biography on the Louisiana governor’s website, Suprya Jolly Jindal has lived her entire life in Louisiana, but was born in New Delhi, India, while her parents were visiting family members. She studied chemical engineering at Tulane and graduated magna cum laude. She then began working at Monsanto Chemical while earning her master’s in business administration from Tulane. After grad school, she moved to Baton Rouge and began working for the Albemarle Corporation. She was named one of the top 10 “Best-Dressed Political Wives” by Vanity Fair. She and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — married since 1997 — both converted from Hinduism to Catholicism, according to the Wall Street Journal. Suprya created the Supriya Jindal Foundation “for Louisiana’s children to harness the power of technology in Louisiana classrooms, to emphasize the importance of science and math, and to help develop the Louisiana workforce of tomorrow,” she said on the organization’s website. She and her husband have one daughter, 13-year-old Selia; and two sons, 11-year-old Shaan and 8-year-old Slade.