Michelle Obama Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Michelle Obama, wife of 44th U.S. President Barack Obama.

Birth date:
January 17, 1964

Birth place: Chicago, Illinois

Birth name: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson

    Father: Fraser Robinson, water filtration worker

    Mother: Marian (Shields) Robinson

    Marriage: Barack Obama, Jr. (October 3, 1992-present)

    Children: Sasha, Malia

    Education: Princeton University, B.A., 1985; Harvard University, J.D., 1988

    Religion: Christian

    Other Facts:
    Graduated magna cum laude with a sociology degree from Princeton.

    Met Barack Obama when she was assigned to be his mentor at Sidley & Austin, a Chicago law firm.

    Her father suffered from and eventually died of multiple sclerosis.

    1988-1991 -
    Associate attorney at Sidley & Austin in Chicago.

    1991-1992 - Assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.

    1992-1993 - Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development.

    1993-1996 - Founding executive director of Public Allies Chicago.

    1996-2002 - Associate Dean of Student Services for the University of Chicago and director of the University Community Service Center.

    2002-2005 - Executive Director for Community Affairs for University of Chicago Hospitals.

    2005-2007 - Member of the board of Tree House Foods, a food supplier for Wal-Mart stores.

    2005-January 2009 - Executive Vice President of Community and External Affairs for UC Hospitals.

    January 20, 2009 - Becomes the First Lady of the United States.

    April 2009 - "Michelle Obama in her Own Words" is published.

    February 2009 - Appears on the March cover of Vogue magazine.

    February 9, 2010 - Launches the national campaign, "Let's Move!," to reduce childhood obesity.

    April 2011 - Launches the national veterans' campaign, "Joining Forces," with Dr. Jill Biden.

    June 20, 2011 - Travels to Africa for a week to focus on youth leadership, education, health and wellness.

    June 21, 2011 - Visits former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela at his home.

    May 29, 2012 - "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America" is published.

    February 24, 2013 - Michelle Obama presents the Academy Award for best picture at the Oscars.

    March 13, 2013 - Along with other high profile celebrities and politicians, Michelle Obama's financial information is hacked and posted online. Her student loan information and credit report are posted.

    March 14, 2013 - Is on the cover of April's edition of Vogue. This is the second time she has appeared on the cover.

    May 2014 - Launches the national campaign, "Reach Higher," a higher education initiative.

    March 2015 - Launches the national campaign, "Let Girls Learn," a global focus on girls' education.

    July 2015 - Guest edits "More" magazine. Obama is the magazine's first guest editor as well as the first First Lady to guest edit an entire issue of "More."