By Josh Richman
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 11:02 am in Obama presidency.
It turns out Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger of San Francisco won’t be the only Bay Area guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at tonight’s State of the Union address: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ widow will be there, too, the White House announced this morning.
Laurene Powell Jobs, 48, of Palo Alto, is founder and chair of Emerson Collective, a nonprofit that the White House describes as “focused on harnessing the potential of individuals from underserved communities to help them build a better life.” She’s also president of the board of College Track, an after-school program she founded in 1997 to prepare underserved high school students for success in college. Launched in East Palo Alto, College Track has expanded to serve students in Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans and Aurora, Colo.
Jobs also serves on the boards of directors of NewSchools Venture Fund, New America Foundation and Conservation International, and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.