Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and writer. She is married to the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, she is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and spent the early part of her legal career working at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack. Subsequently, she worked as part of the staff of Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, and for the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Throughout 2007 and 2008, Obama helped campaign for her husband’s presidential bid. She delivered a keynote address at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She and her husband have two daughters together. She has become a fashion icon and role model for women, and an advocate for poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating.[
First Lady of the United States of America
First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th and current President, Barack Obama. She is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. She has become a role model for women and an advocate for poverty awareness, higher education, and healthy living.
When people ask First Lady Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn’t hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha’s mom.
But before she was a mother — or a wife, lawyer, or public servant — she was Fraser and Marian Robinson’s daughter.
- Attended the Whitney M. Young Magnet School where she was was a member of the National Honor Society, served as student council treasurer and graduated from high school in 1981 as salutatorian
- Graduated in 1985 with a bachelor’s in sociology and a minor in African-American studies from Princeton University
- Earned a degree in 1988 from Harvard Law School
- Worked at the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin
- In the early 1990s she decided to leave the corporate law world to work in the mayor’s office and then in the city’s office of planning and development
- In 1993 became the founding executive director of Public Allies Chicago, an AmeriCorps national service program that provided training to young adults pursuing careers in the public sector
- In 1996, she had a position with the University of Chicago
- Served as a salaried board member of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
- In 2005 she was a vice president at the University Medical Center
- Serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
- On January 20, 2009 she became The First Lady of the United States of America
- As First Lady she has volunteered homeless shelters and food banks
- As FLOTUS she has advocated for public service
- As FLOTUS she has advocated on behalf of military families
- As FLOTUS she has supported the organic movement
- As FLOTUS she has promoted the benefits of education
- As FLOTUS she has an initiative to reversing the 21st century trend of childhood obesity with a program named “Let’s Move!”
- As FLOTUS she has an initiative to help working women balance career and family
- As FLOTUS she has promoted the arts and arts education
- CSPAN First Ladies Video Series Special: Michelle Obama
List of things named after Michelle Obama, the wife to the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama and current First Lady of the United States
Lc Michelle Obama (C trianaei x Lc Mini Purple)
1,400-year-old Olive Tree, Salento, Rome, Italy
- Michelle Obama Elementary, Panorama City, CA
- Michelle Obama School of Technology and the Arts, Chicago, IL
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson
Born: January 17, 1964
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.