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Career

Government of the United States of America
2009–present
First Lady of the United States Washington, District of Columbia USA
University of Chicago Hospitals
20052007
Vice President for Community and External Affairs Chicago, Illinois USA
20022005
Executive Director for Community Affairs Chicago, Illinois USA
University of Chicago
19962002
Associate Dean of Student Services Chicago, Illinois USA
Public Allies
19931996
Executive Director Chicago, Illinois USA
Municipal Government - City of Chicago, Illinois USA
19921993
Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development Department of Planning and Development
19911992
Assistant to the Mayor Office of the Mayor
Sidley Austin Law Firm
19881991
Associate Chicago, Illinois USA

Directorships

2008–present
Chicago Council on Global Affairs Chicago, Illinois USA Director / Board of Directors
20052007
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Oakbrook, Illinois USA Board of Directors

Professional memberships

19881993
Illinois Bar Association Chicago, Illinois USA Member

Accomplishments of note

2012
Author, nonfiction: American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America Publisher: Crown Publishing / New York, New York USA
2009
Author, nonfiction, Michelle Obama in her Own Words: The Views and Values of America's First Lady Publisher: Public Affairs / New York, New York USA with Lisa Rogak (Editor)
2009
Author, nonfiction: Believe in the Possibility: The Words of Michelle Obama Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Incorporated / South Portland, Maine USA
2009
Author, nonfiction: Michelle Obama: Speeches on Life, Love, and American Values Publisher: Pacific Publishing Studio / Seattle, Washington USA

Community

Community service

2011–present
Joining Forces Washington, District of Columbia USA Co-founder with Dr. Jill Biden
2010–present
Let’s Move Washington, District of Columbia USA Leader of Initiative
2009–present
President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Washington, District of Columbia USA Honorary Chair
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Denomination
Protestant
Sports
Tennis and can double dutch

Education

Primary school
Bryn Mawr Elementary School 
Chicago, Illinois USA
University
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey USA Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) Sociology and African American Studies Cum laude
Secondary school
Whitney Young High School Chicago, Illinois USA Class of 1981

Honor roll for four years; took advanced placement classes; was a member of the National Honor Society; served as student council treasurer; graduated as the Salutatorian of her class

Law School
Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Juris Doctor (J.D.) Law
Publications
Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community Publisher: Princeton University / Princeton, New Jersey USA 1985
Native language
English
Certificate/License
Admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois
Issued by
Supreme Court of Illinois 19891994

Honorary Degrees

2012
Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon USA Doctor of Public Health
2011
Spelman College Atlanta, Georgia USA LL.D. Doctor of Laws

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
January 17, 1964
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1992–present
Barack Hussein Obama  2 children Malia Ann  Obama (1998) Natasha Obama (2001)

Parents

Father
Fraser C. Robinson, III
Mother
Marion Lois (Shields) Robinson

Grandparents

Father's father
Fraser ROBINSON, Jr.
Father's mother
LaVaughn Dolores (Johnson) Robinson
Mother's father
Purnell Nathanial SHIELDS
Mother's mother
Rebecca (Jumper) Shields

Ancestry

African-American