Supriya Jindal became the First Lady of Louisiana on January 14, 2008, when her husband was sworn in as Governor. She is currently the second youngest first lady in the nation.
The mother of three young children, Supriya takes an interest in issues regarding children's education, and bettering the lives of children around the state.
Supriya grew up in Metairie until the age of 4, and then moved to Baton Rouge. She attended public schools and even attended school with her future husband. After completing her freshman year at Baton Rouge High School, Supriya moved back to New Orleans and graduated from Grace King High School in 1989. Despite numerous scholarship offers from around the country, she decided to stay in Louisiana and attend Tulane University.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Tulane in chemical engineering, Supriya went to work at Monsanto Chemical in Luling while earning her M.B.A. from Tulane University. After finishing school in 1996, Supriya went to work in Baton Rouge as an engineer for the Albemarle Corporation. She has also since finished all coursework at LSU towards a Ph.D. in marketing, with a dissertation remaining.
In 1996, after not speaking since high school, Bobby called Supriya after his date for a Mardi Gras Ball cancelled at the last minute. Supriya agreed to accompany him to the ball. After dating for several months, they were married in October 1997 at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Baton Rouge. In 2003, she became a Congressional spouse when her husband was overwhelmingly elected as a U.S. Representative for Louisiana's First Congressional District.
Supriya enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends, as well as going to the zoo and festivals around the state with her children.