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Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

(née Robinson; January 17, 1964) is an American attorney and author who was the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

She is married with the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, and was the

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st African-American First Lady

In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.

Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

Michelle married Barack in 1992, and they have two daughters.

As first lady, Obama served as a role model for women and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. She supported American designers and was considered a fashion icon.

Reference: Wikipedia - Michelle Obama