Justice Sonia Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is only the third woman, and the first woman of color, first Hispanic, and first Latina member of the Court. Hailing from the Bronx, New York, Justice Sotomayor graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. From 1979-1984, she served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. She then joined the law firm Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992-1998. She served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998-2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.