My role model Sonia Sotomayor

Things about why this is my role model

sonia sotomayor

name: Sonia sotomayor

date of birth: June 25 1954

where she was born: Bronx ,new York city

occupation: supreme court judge

5 interesting facts

* she is an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states

* At the age of 8 Sonia was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

* she was married in 1976 and divorced in 1983 she has not remarried and has no children

* she graduated as valedictorian from cardinal Spellman High school in the Bronx in 1982

* Sotomayor's father was a factory worker who didn't speak English. He died when she was 9, and her mother worked six days a week as a nurse to provide for Sotomayor and her brother.

how did this person change the world?

well Sonia sotomayor went through so much during life so she gave the world her best and being a good judge and being a successful leader to people

i choose Sonia Sotomayor because i look up to her as a role model because she has a job that i want in the future and went through tough stuff and has a successful life ad did what she had to do to make this place a better world

other things

Sonia Sotomayor was born June 25, 1954, in the Bronx, New York. Her desire to be a judge was first inspired by the TV show Perry Mason. She graduated from Yale Law School and passed the bar in 1980. She became a U.S. District Court Judge in 1992 and was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. In 2009, she became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.

Sotomayor graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx in 1972 and entered the ivy-league Princeton University. The young Latina woman felt overwhelmed by her new school; after her first mid-term paper returned to her with low marks, she sought help with more English and writing classes. She also became highly involved with the Puerto Rican groups on campus, including Accion Puertorriquena and The Third World Center. The groups, she said provided her "with an anchor I needed to ground myself in that new and different world." She also worked with the university's discipline committee, where she started working on her legal skills.

On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice. The nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August of 2009 by a vote of 68 to 31. As a result Sotomayor, became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Interview