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M ICHELLE O BAMA R ESEARCHED VIA : HTTP :// WIKIPEDIA. ORG HTTP :// WIKIPEDIA. ORG Student Name: Ashley Charles Date: 4/5/11
W HO IS M ICHELLE O BAMA ? Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964. She is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African- American First Lady of the United States.
M ICHELLE O BAMA S FAMILY : Michelle Obama is the wife of Barack Obama. Barack and Michelle Obama have two daughters: Malia Ann, and Natasha. Sasha is the youngest child to reside in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr. arrived as an infant in 1961. Sasha is also the first White House resident born in the 21st century.
M ICHELLE O BAMA S E DUCATION : She attended Whitney Young High School, Chicago's first magnet high school, where she was on the honor roll for four years, took advanced placement classes, was a member of the National Honor Society and served as student council treasurer. Michelle was inspired to follow her brother to Princeton University. At Princeton, she challenged the teaching methodology for French because she felt that it should be more conversational. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. At Harvard she participated in demonstrations advocating the hiring of professors who were members of minorities [ and worked for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, assisting low-income tenants with housing cases
M ICHELLE O BAMA S C AREER : Following law school, she worked on marketing and intellectual property. In 1991, she held public sector positions in the Chicago city government as an Assistant to the Mayor, and as Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development. In 1996, she served as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago, where she developed the University's Community Service Center. In 2002, she began working for the University of Chicago Hospitals. According to the couples 2006 income tax return, her salary was $273,618 from the University of Chicago Hospitals, while her husband had a salary of $157,082 from the United States Senate. The Obamas' total income, however, was $991,296, which included $51,200 she earned as a member of the board of directors of TreeHouse Foods, and investments and royalties from his books
W HAT DO I LIKE THE MOST ABOUT M ICHELLE O BAMA ? I admire that she is the wife of the first black president of the United States. She advocates healthy eating and exercise tips for children. She is a very successful woman and I want to follow in her footsteps.
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