With her focus and dedication, it’s no surprise she’s a good student as well. Kwan attended Soleado Elementary School in Palos Verdes, California, but left public school to be homeschooled starting at the age of 13. After graduation from Rim of the World High School in 1998 (near the Lake Arrowhead ice rink where she trained), she attended UCLA for one year. In the fall of 2006 she transferred to the University of Denver to major in political science and minor in international studies.
In November 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice named Michelle the first American public diplomacy envoy. Michelle travels around the world with State Department officials, visiting schools, clubs and community groups to speak about leadership and to engage her international peers in conversations about social and educational issues.
Michelle recently returned from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, where she and RicePowered by Sidelines