Today, President Obama thanked Sharika for joining a committee dedicated to helping Hispanics receive better education opportunities in America, according to MSNMusic.
The Colombian pop star is no stranger to educational causes, as she frequently helps children in her homeland with her Barefoot Foundation. The foundation helps children to ensure they receive their basic rights to education in countries such as South Africa and Haiti.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, or as the public knows her, Shakira, was appointed as a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
President Obama has selected the members of the advisory committee, others including community activist Adrian Pedroza and Arizona's School District Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, because of their work in the Hispanic community towards education.
Obama says in regards to them: "I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
To read more about Barefoot Foundation: click here.