Michelle Obama is more than just the forty-fourth First Lady of the United States and wife of President Barack Obama. Mrs. Obama serves as an advocate for healthy living and higher education and has become a strong role model for women.
Before becoming the first African-American First Lady of the United States, she was a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and later became a lawyer. After earning her degree at Harvard, Mrs. Obama worked at a Chicago law firm, Sidley & Austin, where she met Barack Obama.
Mrs. Obama later found that her passion was to work with people to better serve their communities. In 1996, she worked with the University of Chicago with the goal to bring the university and community together. She served as Associate Dean of Student Services to create the university’s first community service program. As First Lady, her aspirations to better serve the community and inspire young people have continued.
With programs such as, Let’s Move, Joining Forces, Reach Higher, and Let Girls Learn, Mrs. Obama is a change agent that creates a positive environment for those around her. As a wife, mother and role model she deserves to be recognized for her ambitions and hard work to make a difference.