Get To Know: Michelle Obama, The 44th Former United States First Lady

Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” recently set the record for the best-selling book in the world, with 3.4 million copies sold last year. Although she is no longer in the White House, she continues to be a role model for some US people and even people around the world.

Michelle initially worked in the law when she met and married Barack Obama, who worked in the same neighborhood.

Early Life

early life of michelle obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, to the couple Marian and Fraser Robinson. She grew up in a middle-class family.

Grew up in a small bungalow on South Side, Chicago. Her father works as a city pump operator. Her mother worked as a secretary at Spiegel, who then chose to raise Michelle and her older brother, Craig.

They are a close and close family, always sharing food, reading, and playing together. Craig and Michelle, who are 21 months adrift, are often mistaken for twins.

The condition of his small house made the two brothers have to sleep in the living room with a blanket as an insulator. Although they come from modest families, they grew up with a strong education and learned to read at home at the age of four. Both of them even got acceleration when attending school.

Michelle was then chosen for the French language and advanced biology class program, Michelle became a student council and a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated as the best graduate in his school in 1981, before continuing to study at Princeton University, following in her brother’s footsteps. The young woman majored in sociology to explore the relationship between black alumni and their community in their thesis.

Once again, Michelle demonstrated her intelligence by graduating as a cum laude in 1985. After graduating, she took the Harvard Law School class and obtained the Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 1988. There, she worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau to help low-income clients.

Date Invitation

Michelle works at Chicago law firm Sidley Austin in marketing and intellectual property.

It was there that she met her future husband, Barack Obama, in 1989. Obama was a summer intern, and Michelle was assigned as his advisor.

Initially, she refused Obama’s invitation to date. She was sure if the relationship was not appropriate in the work environment. However, Michelle finally relented, and the couple immediately fell in love.

Obama and Michelle

After two years of dating, Obama proposed the idol’s heart. The two people who loved each other were then married at Trinity United Church of Christ on October 3, 1992. Both were blessed with two daughters, Malia and Sasha, who were born in 1998 and 2001, respectively.

Family photo

From 1992-1993, Michelle was an assistant commissioner for the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. Then, she founded the Chicago branch of Public Allies, a leadership training program for young people. She served as a branch executive director until 1996.

Later, she joined the University of Chicago as a dean of student services. Starting in 2002, she worked as executive director of public relations and external affairs at the University of Chicago Hospital. In 2005, she was appointed vice president of the field.

First Lady and Fashion Tastes

Michelle Obama first drew the attention of the national audience when she was by Obama’s side when delivering an important speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.

Obama was elected as US Senator from Illinois in November of that year. In 2007, Michelle reduced her work to fulfill family obligations and campaigns during Obama’s nomination as a Democratic presidential candidate.

Barack Obama finally won the election and was elected as the 44th US President and was inaugurated on January 20, 2009. I

In 2010, she launched the “Let’s Move” program, which focuses on child obesity and providing healthy food in schools. Children are also encouraged to be physically active.

In 2011, Michelle founded Joining Forces, a program to raise awareness about the difficulties experienced by military families. Accompanying Obama winning for a second term, she formed Reach Higher to inspire young people to explore opportunities for higher education and career development.

Vogue Magazine

As a First Lady, her fashion is also not unnoticed. She is known as a fashion icon and trendsetter in the world. She even appeared as a magazine cover, and her photo was included in the March 2009 edition of Vogue.

The Most Admired Woman

In the 2016 US elections, Michelle fully supported Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. Her speech at the party’s national convention won widespread praise. She is famous for the quote, “When they go low, we go high,” to invite everyone to respect each other.

Her Novel

After her husband’s term ended in 2017, Michelle was rarely seen in public. But last year, she released an autobiography titled “Becoming.” She also ended the dominance of Hillary Clinton for 17 years as the most admired US woman by the Gallup version.