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Amanda Michelle Steiner
June 11, 2015 09:50 AM

Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign has just obtained some star power with the addition of Michelle Kwan to the full-time staff roster, PEOPLE can confirm.

The two-time Olympic medalist, 34, is working on surrogate outreach, aiding in reaching key constituencies and discussing the issues that matter most to working families, a Clinton aide tells PEOPLE.

Kwan’s paid position will have her working out of Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters, reports The New York Times, beginning her duties in advance of the campaign’s formal kickoff rally on Saturday.

This isn’t the first time Clinton and Kwan have worked together – Kwan was appointed a Public Diplomacy Envoy in 2006, a position which continued into President Barack Obama‘s administration where she worked with Clinton in her role as Secretary of State.

Kwan also served as an advisor to Women-LEAD, an initiative launched by Clinton and Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong which “enhance[s] exchanges and high-level dialogues between women leaders from the two countries to common challenges and to raise the visibility of and opportunities for women and girls in both countries,” according to a 2011 press release.

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The former figure skater also worked with Clinton on the Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports, which was launched by the presidential hopeful in 2012.


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