Michelle Obama studied sociology and African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey before attending Harvard Law School. She worked at the Sidley Austin Law Firm, where she specialized in intellectual property law. She there she met Barack Obama in 1989, whom she married in 1992 and with whom she had two daughters. In 1991 she worked as an assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. From 1992 to 1993, she Michelle was assistant commissioner of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development. She later worked in non-profit organizations and was Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and Vice President of Community and External Affairs for the Medical Center at the same university.
She became the first African American lady by being married to the 44th President of the United States. During this period, Michelle Obama became a role model for many women and worked to raise awareness on issues such as education, physical activity or healthy eating. In an effort to promote healthy eating, she planted a garden on the South Lawn of the White House in 2009.
Her interest and commitment to others also highlights it, when she admits that she recognizes that what definitely captivated her about her husband, as soon as she met him and invited her «out», attending a community event in a church «in which her suitor spoke of; «The World not as it is, but as it should be.» It was not only her sympathy or her attractiveness, but «that commitment and seriousness that is not often found.»
Her public exhibitions in various speeches and conferences have always been accompanied by emotionality and an approach to the most disadvantaged classes and minorities. She highlighting a woman of great human qualities and strong convictions that she manifests with a direct and sincere character.
«My main role will continue to be, in all honesty, that of a mother and to make sure that in this transition, which will be more intense for the girls, they have a stable and orderly life»