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Michelle Kwan to work for Hillary Clinton campaign

Updated: 2015-06-11 10:12

Michelle Kwan to work for Hillary Clinton campaign

Michelle Kwan married Clay Pell, 31, Coast Guard lieutenant on Jan 19, 2013 at a ceremony at a Rhode Island church. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

Michelle Kwan is joining Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and will work on outreach programs.

The nine-time US figure skating champion, five-time world champion and two-time Olympic medalist has worked for the State Department as a US public diplomacy envoy. Her paid role with the Clinton campaign will include discussing issues that matter to working families.

Kwan says she is "really excited to join the team."

While at the State Department, Kwan served as an adviser to Women-Lead, a program focused on opportunities for women and girls. She worked closely with the secretary of state's Office of Global Women's Issues and is a member of the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, which also was launched by Clinton.

Kwan talked about her travel to many countries after being appointed as US public diplomacy envoy in 2006, as well as her current role as an adviser at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department.

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