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We like to profile special people who live in or are visiting Washington at the end of each program.
But this -- we're gonna tell you about someone we had no idea has been living in DC for almost a year.
Here is our power player of the week.
My practice getting as fantastic.
It's one adventure after another.
Michelle one of the most decorated figure skater in American history.
And for decades her life revolved around competitions.
Nationals and way them.
March we'll championships Olympics -- -- traveling -- it was very planned out since seven years old Ollie to -- to 25 years old that's what I did that's fat that was my schedule.
But three years ago while training for another Olympics she chose a different passion.
She went to graduate school to get her master's degree in international relations.
It was so scheduled and then to actually wake up and say oh what I have to do today what took it's sort of that identity trying to figure out.
Who you -- -- started down this path in 2006.
When she attended a White House event and made an offhand remark.
The secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
I said if there's anything that I could do with the State Department please let me now.
And a few months later I was appointed us -- -- young boy I know that you're going to play an important and valuable role foreign nation.
Since then Kwan is traveled the world engaged in soft power.
Meeting -- government leaders and young people and trying to make connections.
Perhaps when they going to their government -- and they go into the business.
They have a different impression of America.
She is just as driven as she was on the skating rink.
She's now a member of the president's council on fitness and deeply involved in the Special Olympics.
All of these things are -- -- Iraq.
How do you support -- help.
I've been very very fortunate.
Mind skating career -- toward for fourteen years.
And financially I'm I'm.
Since last summer Kwan has been living here in Washington almost totally under the radar.
But she finds BC just as exciting as skating.
Now -- just being here in Washington and being surrounded by people -- wanna make a difference and think tanks nonprofit government.
Is just so inspiring.
At age 31 Michelle Kwan is remarkably well -- While she won nine national championships and five world.
The best she can do at the Olympics was a silver and a bronze to the two defeats in the Olympics still standing.
I mean it's it wasn't exactly the -- and those looking for but okay is sometimes.
It can't be perfect but it.
But should get the feeling the best is yet to -- And -- if -- and felt.
And someone is that I was selfish.
And I coaches -- all helping me.
Now I sort of approach life differently where I'm trying.
To help others but I also see it says -- attacker -- in my book and it although it's.
My -- -- is only one track and I'm mr.
turning the page to the next chapter.
Michelle -- says she might run for office on -- after all she's spent years on the -- with nine judges watching every move -- made.
Facing voters she says wouldn't be all that different.
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