Third child and second daughter of Sarah and Todd Palin. During her mother's campaign for U.S. Vice President (on the 2008 John McCain ticket), she was fourteen years old.
She studied to be a cosmetologist.
She and her sister, Bristol Palin (who became famous during her mother's vice-presidential campaign for carrying a child out of wedlock), both appeared on a reality series called Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp.
At the time of her birth, her mother (who would later become Governor of Alaska) was serving on the Wasilla City Council.
She was born in Alaska and grew up with siblings Track, Bristol, Piper, and Trig.