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4 Reasons We Love Michelle Obama

1.       She is an advocate

She’s an active member in the White House! Focusing on healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls education the First Lady has had major impacts in society through her programs:

Let’s Move – a nationwide effort to address childhood obesity by providing healthier food in schools and keeping kids physically active.

Joining Forces – a countrywide initiative for Americans to support service members, veterans, and their families through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.  

Reach Higher – an effort to inspire American youth to complete their education past high school in order to better their future. It focuses on allowing students to understand financial aid eligibility, encouraging academic planning, and summer learning opportunities!

Let Girls Learn – US Government wide program to help girls internationally go to school and stay there. This focuses on getting countries to help increase education and empowerment with young women by sharing their story in hopes to inspire girls to commit to their own education.

2.       She came from a normal background

Born in the South Side of Chicago, Michelle was the daughter of a Chicago Water Department pump operator and a stay at home mom. She went to public school until college when she studied Sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University. She later graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988 and joined Sidley Austin,a Chicago based law firm, where she met President Barack Obama.

3.       Michelle was Barack’s Advisor

The Obamas’ first met at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin where Barack was a summer intern who reported to Michelle. (#GirlPower) After a long chase Michelle and Barack started dating and after two years were engaged and married on October 3, 1992. (Was Aaron Samuels at the wedding? #MeanGirlsDay)

4.       Her Style is Impeccable

Michelle has style and there is no doubting that, the only other First Lady to even compete with her is Jackie O. She was named to Vanity Fair best-dressed list two years in a row, People magazine’s best-dressed list, and was featured in Essence magazine’s one of “25 of the World’s Most Inspiring Women”. Some of Michelle’s favorite designers include: Thom Browne, J. Crew, and Kate Spade. And of course, who could forget that red Jason Wu dress from the second Inauguration.

While striving to become a high maintenance magazine girl, Rachel in the mean time, is a Senior Diplomacy major at Seton Hall. Obsessions include: her dog, airplanes, horoscopes (Cosmo astrologers are n e v e r wrong), and her sorority. When asked where she plans to be in 10 years Rachel responded "In 10 years I hope I'm either a very successful NYC woman or on vacation...either will do really."
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