Sonia Sotomayor

Born:June 25, 1954 (age 66)
Career:U.S. Supreme Court, 2009-present
Education:B.A., Princeton University
J.D., Yale Law School

Sonia Sotomayor is an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, serving since August 2009. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice and third female justice of the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor was born in Bronx, New York, on June 25, 1954. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university's highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Sotomayor served as assistant district attorney in the New York County district attorney's office from 1979 to 1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984 to 1992. 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 to 1998. From 1998 to 2007, she was an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. She also served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998 to 2009.

In 2013, Sotomayor administered the oath of office to Vice President Joe Biden for his second term, becoming the first Hispanic and fourth woman to administer the oath to a president or vice president.