Michelle Obama's Biography

Timeline created by Diana Maryury Lopez
  • Early life

    Early life
    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, was born on January 17, 1964, In Chicago, She is Barack Obama's wife, 44th president of the United States. She was American first lady since 2009 to 2017.
  • Childhood

    When she was a child, the stuffed animals covered her entire bed, but what she most enjoyed was playing with Barbies and making up “dramatic” stories for them. Each doll was assigned a personality and she had all it’s dresses in a bag and also she learned to play the piano.
  • Education

    Michelle and her brother skipped the second grade because they learned to read at home and In 1981, she graduated from the high school as class salutatorian.
  • Law Firm Sidley & Austin

    Law Firm Sidley & Austin
    After graduating law school in 1988, Michelle worked as an associate in the Chicago law firm Sidley &Austin in the area of marketing and intellectual property
  • Marriage to Barack

    Marriage to Barack
    Michelle and Barack married at Trinity United Church of Christ on October 3, 1992.
  • Public Allies

    Public Allies
    In 1993, Michelle was named executive director for the Chicago office of Public Allies,a leadership-training program that helped young adults develop skills for future careers in the public sector.
  • Married Life

    Married Life
    Her relationship with her husband had several difficulties, especially after he was elected state senator in 1996.
  • Campaigning for President Obama

    Campaigning for President Obama
    In 2007, Michelle scaled back her own professional work to attend to family and campaign obligations during Barack's run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Organic Food

    Organic Food
    Ever conscious of her family's diet and health, Michelle supported the organic-food movement, instructing the White House kitchens to prepare organic food for guests and her family.
  • Volunteering

    During the first year of the Obama presidency, Michelle and Barack volunteered at homeless shelters and soup kitchens in the Washington, D.C. area. Michelle also made appearances at public schools, stressing the importance of education and volunteer work.
  • As first Lady

    As first Lady
    Michelle Obama, as part of her career, launched and led four key initiatives as part of her covers: Let's Move !, Joining Forces, Reach Higher, and Let Girls Learn.
  • Fashion Icon

    Fashion Icon
    Michelle Obama has redefined First Lady fashion.
  • Now

    Her and Fammily continues to live in Washington DC, in the select neighborhood of Kalorama and a few meters from the White House