Chicago, Nov.24 : Moving to Washington will be particularly jarring for incoming US First Lady Michelle Obama, whose social and professional life is interwoven with Hyde Park in Chicago.
Until recently, she held a prominent position at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She grew up a few minutes from their current home and has lived away from Chicago only during her time at Princeton University and at Harvard Law School. She is on the boards of an African dance company and her daughters' private school.
According to the Washington Post, Michelle Obama will have a far more public role than she is used to. Initially, she plans to focus on helping her family adjust -- her husband to his new job, her children to Sidwell Friends School.