Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan: is a retired American figure skater. She is a two-time (1998 and 2002) Olympic medalist, a five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003) World champion and a nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U.S. champion (the all-time record, as tied with Maribel Vinson-Owen).

On November 9, 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice named Michelle Kwan as a public diplomacy ambassador. In this non-salaried position, Kwan represented American values especially to young people and sports enthusiasts and traveled widely. Kwan made her first overseas trip in the capacity of public diplomacy ambassador with a visit to China from January 17–25, 2007.

Her diplomatic position as an envoy has continued in the Barack Obama administration where she has worked with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Between 9, 15 January 2011, she traveled to Singapore on behalf of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

On April 15, 2011, it was announced that Kwan would serve as an adviser to U.S.-China Women's Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (Women-LEAD). In December 2012, it was reported that Kwan was a State Department senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs.

 

Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan