Associate justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic person and third woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. She has been breaking barriers since reading detective novels and watching legal dramas first inspired her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. Her motivation carried her from high school debate club to working as an assistant district attorney to finally becoming a judge in 1992.
Sotomayor's outgoing relationship with the public, straightforward language, and efforts toward achieving gender and racial equality have made her popular across the US. Many people call her the People's Justice. She is known for her career as much as her books, TV appearances, and inspiring speeches. Follow Sotomayor's journey to the US Supreme Court to find out more about her life and career.