Second Lady Karen Pence
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, serves as the nation’s Second Lady. Mrs. Pence received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Elementary Education from Butler University and went on to teach art to elementary students for 25 years in her home state of Indiana and Virginia. Mrs. Pence is an award-winning watercolor artist. In her role as Second Lady, she has elevated the mental health profession, art therapy and raises awareness about the role it can play to treat military service members and veterans who suffer from PTSD and TBI. Mrs. Pence serves as the Lead Ambassador for the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force, which works to prevent veteran suicide and promote overall wellness on the national level. In addition to her duties as Second Lady, Mrs. Pence continues to serve as an art educator in Virginia. Mrs. Pence and Vice President Mike Pence have one son and two daughters.