By Abrar Khan
She graduated with the highest honors from Princeton University in 2010, majoring in Near Eastern Studies with a double minor in Gender Studies and French.
Continuing her education, Suleika earned a Master's degree in Writing and Literature from Bennington College. At the age of 22, Suleika was diagnosed with leukemia.
She began writing a column for the New York Times - Life, Interrupted - while in her hospital room at Sloan-Kettering, located in upper Manhattan
Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad met as teenagers while at band camp. She was 13 and he was 14 - according to an Instagram photo shared on Suleika's profile.
They secretly married in February of 2022, just after Suleika was diagnosed with leukemia for a second time.
Jon Batiste, 35, was born on November 11, 1986, and grew up in Louisiana The Batiste family has established themselves in New Orleans as a musical dynasty.