By Leida Nunez
Michelle La Vaughn Robinson Obama is the first African American woman to become the First lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Michelle Obama is also an attorney and author and she is married to the 44th president of the United States. Michelle is from the South side of Chicago and she lived with her father Fraser Robinsson and mother Marian Robinsson. She has two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Aside from being a mom and daughter she spends a lot of time advocating for women. In the article “First Lady Michelle Obama” it says, “Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls’ education.” This shows that she is involved in more than just her family and presidential activities.
Michelle Obama has been a very successful woman after graduating salutatorian in the class of 1981 from Whitney Young High school she followed her brother to Princeton University in New Jersey and graduated in 1985. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Sociology with a minor in African-American Studies. In 1988 she received her law degree from Harvard law school and as soon as she graduated she was hired by the Chicago corporate-law. However she isn't only successful with the education aspect of her life, she is a big support system for many military families on the website Bluford Library it says, “she also supports military families, helps working women balance their careers and families, encourages national service, promotes the arts and arts education, and fosters healthy eating and healthy living for children and families across the country.’’ This shows that she isn't only trying to incorporate and encourage change but she is part of the movement and she lives what she preaches. She is one of the most influential women of our time.