Michelle LaVaughn Obama was born in 1964 in Chicago, and went on to graduate from Princeton University in 1985 with a degree in sociology and African American studies. She later enrolled in Harvard Law School and moved back to Chicago to join a law firm.
In 1988, she met Barack Hussein Obama and the two were wed in 1992. Shortly thereafter, she left the law field to become the assistant commissioner of planning development for the Chicago City Hall.
Since 1996, Michelle has also worked for the University of Chicago as the associate dean and later the vice president of community and external affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.
In early 2007, she was completely devoted to her husband’s campaign for presidency, and on November 4, 2008 they both made history, becoming the first African-American first family.
Michelle has two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Her memoir, Becoming, was released in 2018.