Jane Sanders Biography

(Social Worker)

Best known as provost and interim president of Goddard College from 1996-1997.

More about the relationship

Jane Sanders is a married woman. She tied her knot with an American politician Bernie Sanders in 1988. This couple met in 1981,  ten days before Bernie’s first campaign victory as Mayor of Burlington, and again at his victory party.

She is the step-mother of Bernie’s son Levi Sanders.

Previously, Jane was married to an IBM worker David Driscoll. This couple together has three children; Heather, Carina, and David.

Carina also is a politician who served as a state representative in the Vermont House of Representatives.

Relationship Facts of Jane Sanders

  • Jane Sanders is married to Bernie Sanders {Compare Couple}.
  • She is mother of Three (Heather, Carina, and David).
  • Jane Sanders is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Jane Sanders?

Jane Sanders is an American political staffer, social worker, and college administrator. She is best known as provost and interim president of Goddard College from 1996-1997.

Jane Sanders: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings

This social worker was born on January 3, 1950, in New York, the United States with a birth name Mary Jane O’Meara.

She was born to a father Benedict P. O’Meara, and a mother Bernadette Joan (Sheridan).

She has four siblings. One of her brother’s name is Ben. She belongs to Irish descent.


Jane attended catholic schools including Saint Saviour High School. Afterward, she went to the University of Tennessee. She dropped out of her school and moved to Brooklyn with her husband and again moved to Vermont.

Jane completed her college degree with a bachelor’s of social work from Goddard College, Vermont. She received a doctorate in leadership studies in politics and education from Union Institue and University in 1996.

Jane Sanders: Early Career, Professional Life

Earlier, Jane Sanders used to work in the Juvenile Division of the Burlington Police Department, and then as a community organizer with the King Street Area Youth Center. She also worked as a volunteer for a national service program AmeriCorps VISTA.

Jane also served as a founding Director of the Mayor’s Youth Office and Department Head from 1981 to 1991. She was elected as a School Board Commissioner and was a founding member of the Women’s Council & the Film Commission. Sanders worked in her husband Bernie’s office on a volunteer basis from 1991-1995.

Afterward, this social worker was appointed as Provost and Interim President at Goddard College to help the college through a difficult period. She also served as president of Burlington College from 2004 to 2011. She was also instrumental in founding a progressive think tank which launched in June 2017, The Sanders Institute.

Later,, Jane became a member of the Advisory Panel of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, in 2018. She has also served as Chief of Staff and as Policy and Press Adviser in Sanders’s Congressional office.

Salary and Net Worth

Jane and her husband Bernie earned about $566,000 last year and $1.5 million in 2017 putting them in the nation’s highest income brackets.

Meanwhile, according to some sources, she has an estimated net worth of about $3 million.

Jane Sanders: Rumor and Controversy

The Burlington College announced its closure in 2016 due to debt it had taken on from a real estate deal the school made during Jane’s tenure. She was the president of this college from 2004-2011.

CNN reviewed the loan application for a deal signed by Jane, in which the application stated the college would take in millions of dollars’ worth of pledged donations, many of which never materialized. Later, the investigation came to an end and no charge was bought.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Jane Sanders has a decent height with equivalent her weight. Likely, she has blonde hair and light brown eyes.

Social Media Profile

Jane has over 28.2 K followers on Instagram, and 147.6 K followers on Twitter. Although she is not active on Facebook, her well-wishers have made her fan pages.


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