NewsElections Ivanka Trump: What to know about Donald Trump's first daughter By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org Updated March 29, 2017 6:56 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter and second child of President Donald Trump, has been described as her father's most influential adviser. Since Donald Trump became president, Ivanka has appeared in White House meetings with foreign leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, business leaders and others. And on March 20, a White House official confirmed she will get an office in the West Wing. She won't have an official title or receive a salary, but she will have access to confidential information and be given a government-issued phone. Ivanka has long been a motivated business woman, pursuing her own business and holding a major role in the family company. Here's a little more to know about her life before the White House. She was born in 1981 Photo Credit: Newsday / Bruce Gilbert Ivanka is the daughter of Trump and his first wife, Ivana, pictured with Ivanka in 1993 above. Ivanka was born in Manhattan on Oct. 30, 1981. She is the second oldest out of Trump's children, after Donald Trump Jr. She was a model Photo Credit: Getty Images / Evan Agostini; Peter Kramer Ivanka had a brief modeling career when she was a teenager. She appeared on Seventeen magazine, her first magazine cover, in 1997. She appeared in other magazines, walked in fashion shows and appeared in ads, but ultimately modeling wasn't for her. "Modeling was not an endgame for me," she told Marie Claire in 2007. "I didn't particularly enjoy the act of it." She graduated from the same school as her father Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dominick Reuter Ivanka attended Georgetown University for two years, but transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which is also where her brother Donald Jr. and her father went. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics. Her first job out of school was working for real estate developer Bruce Ratner at Forest City Enterprises, but she only stayed for a year before going to work with her father. She was an executive vice president of the family business Photo Credit: Getty Images / Frederick M. Brown Ivanka was an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, along with her brothers Donald Jr. and Eric. She joined the company in 2005. According to a 2013 Forbes article, she specializes in acquisitions and design of the company's buildings, but her role stretches well beyond that. "Ivanka was always a natural-born dealmaker," Donald Trump is quoted saying in the article. "But she's become a very good builder and manager." She was praised at the time for leading the deals for two major projects, the Doral Resort & Spa in Miami and the renovation of the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, D.C. Ivanka has taken a leave of absence from The Trump Organization. She founded a fashion company Photo Credit: Getty Images for Lord & Taylor / Jemal Countess Ivanka founded her own fine jewelry line and fashion collection. The company began as jewelry for professional women and then expanded to including apparel, fragrances, sunglasses and other accessories. It also started a "Women Who Work" campaign, which offers advice and shares experiences of professional women. The company received some criticism for promoting its products after Ivanka was seen wearing one of the jewelry line's bracelets during a "60 Minutes" interview with her father and after she wore one of the company's dresses to the Republican National Convention. She and Jared Kushner have three children Photo Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle Ivanka married real estate developer Jared Kushner in 2009. They have three children, Arabella, Joseph and Theodore. Ivanka, who often shares photos of her children on Instagram said in an interview with People that "being a mother is the most rewarding experience, but also the most wild and stressful." She converted to Judaism Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla Before Ivanka and Jared Kushner, who has an Orthodox Jewish background, could get engaged, Ivanka had to convert to Judaism. She was raised Presbyterian. "It's been such a great life decision for me," she said in a 2015 interview with Vogue. "I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity." She's an (unpaid) White House employee Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Harrer Ivanka Trump has long had her father's ear, including on the campaign trail and on through his inauguration. Concerns about conflicts of interest flared following the mid-March news that she would get an office in the White House as an informal adviser to Trump. On March 29, Ivanka released a statement underscoring that she won't be paid. "I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees," she said in a statement. By Nicole Brown email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Fast facts about Donald Trump Jr.Donald Jr. tweeted an email that mentioned Russia's support for his father. Get to know Barron Trump, the president's 5th childBarron Trump, the president's youngest child, became a teenager in March. Trump's family tree: Who's whoFrom his five children to his five siblings, get to know Team Trump. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.