Michelle Kwan to Join Hillary Clinton's Campaign

PHOTO: Michelle Kwan attends the 10th Annual Skating With The Stars Benefit Gala at 583 Park Avenue, April 13, 2015, in New York City.Jenny Anderson/WireImage/Getty Images
Michelle Kwan attends the 10th Annual Skating With The Stars Benefit Gala at 583 Park Avenue, April 13, 2015, in New York City.

Figure skating legend Michelle Kwan has a new gig: Working for Hillary Clinton.

The two-time Olympic medalist will be joining Clinton's presidential campaign as a full-time paid staffer, Clinton's campaign announced on Wednesday.

Kwan also tweeted the news Wednesday evening:

In her new position — which will be based out of the campaign's Brooklyn, N.Y. headquarters — Kwan will focus on surrogate outreach ahead of Clinton's first official campaign rally this Saturday, June 13. Her focus, a campaign aide says, will be to "help reach key constituencies and discuss the issues that matter most to working families."

Kwan, 34, has ties to Clinton dating back to Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State. During that time, Kwan, who is married to former White House national security expert and failed Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate, Clay Pell, worked at the State Department as a public diplomacy envoy. In her role, she also focused on surrogate outreach and worked closely with the secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues.

The news of Kwan’s hire, which is expected to be a long-term role, was first reported by the New York Times.