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New Jersey student to sit with Jill Biden during State of the Union


WASHINGTON (PIX11) — A New Jersey college student will be sitting with First Lady Jill Biden during the president’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night.

Kezia Rodriguez, a Queens native and full-time student at Bergen Community College, is among eight Americans selected as guests in the First Lady’s Box for the State of the Union.

Rodriguez was chosen as a guest because she represents “policies or themes” that will be addressed by President Joe Biden in his speech.

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On top of attending college, Rodriguez is a mother of twin daughters. She enrolled her children at Bergen Community College’s tuition-free child care program, an initiative made possible by the American Rescue Plan, according to the White House. Rodriguez previously introduced Jill Biden at Bergen in January.

Rodriguez, a first-generation American, is on track to graduate with an associate’s degree in general science and plans to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, according to the White House.

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