Name at birth: Natasha ObamaSasha Obama is the younger daughter of U.S. president Barack Obama. Her formal name is Natasha, but she is most often called by her nickname, Sasha. Sasha Obama was born in 2001 to Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, who were married in 1992. Sasha Obama has one older sister, Malia, who was born in 1998. Both girls attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Chicago until January of 2009, when they began attending Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. after their father became president on January 20, 2009. The family's life in Washington continued after Barack Obama was reelected for a second four-year term as president in 2012. Sasha Obama will be 15 years old when that second term ends in January of 2017.
Sasha Obama’s day of birth has been variously reported as June 7th, 8th, and 10th. We believe June 10th is correct, based on a 10 June 2008 blog post by Washington Post reporter Howard Kurtz, in which he quotes Barack Obama as telling a hospital patient’s mother that “today is the 7th birthday of his daughter Sasha”… The White House announced in 2016 that Sasha’s sister Malia would attend Harvard University in 2017, after first taking a gap year… Sasha Obama worked briefly at a summer job at Nancy’s, a seafood restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard, during the Obama family’s summer vacation there in 2016. The Boston Herald reported that her jobs included “working a cash register, busing tables and prepping the restaurant before it opens for lunch.”
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