Michelle Obama: "All of us driven by a simple belief that the world as it is just won't do - that we have an obligation to fight for the world as it should be."
Michelle made history along with husband, Barack Obama, becoming the first African-American family in the White House. The Harvard-trained lawyer and public servant from the south side of Chicago is a keen advocate of green initiatives and community service. Michelle planted a garden in the White House in April and rolled up her sleeves alongside Maria Shriver, the first lady of California, to help build a public playground at a San Francisco elementary school in June. Along the way, Michelle has avoided any major policy speeches, instead stating her first priority was to adjust to life in the White House. Fighting obesity is on her top priority list.