Michelle Obama attended Princeton University, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Sociology in 1985. She learned to read by the age of four and was able to skip second grade as a result.Continue Reading
After graduating from Princeton, Michelle Obama attended Harvard University, where she earned a Juris Doctor degree. She met Barack Obama while working at the same law firm in Chicago. While working at this firm, Michelle was assigned to be Obama's advisor, as he was participating in a summer internship there. After two years of dating, Barack Obama proposed to Michelle at a diner, where a waitress brought a dessert tray with the engagement ring to their table.
During her time in Chicago, Michelle Obama served as an assistant to the city's mayor. She later became the Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development for the city. She continued her career at the University of Chicago, where she eventually rose to the charge of Vice President for Community and External Affairs.
Michelle Obama has made Vanity Fair and People magazine's best-dressed list for two years in a row, as of July 2015. Additionally, she was recognized by Essence magazine in 2006 as one of "25 of the World's Most Inspiring Women."Learn more about Politics