In honor of first lady Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday—she’ll be celebrating it at a White House bash this Saturday—The Root decided to take a look back at her early years.
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson was born on Jan. 17, 1964, in Chicago.
She was a student at Bryn Mawr Elementary School.
Here she is at Princeton University in 1983.
Michelle graduated from Princeton cum laude with a B.A. in sociology in 1985.