In 2009, Judge Sonia Sotomayor made histor by becoming the first Latina ever to become a member of the Supreme Court. She is also only the third woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. While both facts are interesting on their own, there are many more fascinating details that make up Justice Sotomayor’s life.
Between her parents’ humble beginnings, her years in prestigious colleges and her life as a judge, the Latina from the Bronx has conquered a lot. Still, the Supreme Court Justice acknowledges the power of growth. She aspires to be an imperfect role model for those who live an imperfect lives. That acknowledgment of both her victories and her flaws make her the multifaceted idol that the Latinidad deserves.