Ramirez, the child of two immigrants from Mexico, described her parents’ focus on education. “Don’t be the nurse,” her father told her from a young age. “Be the doctor.” She described how, as part of the judicial application process, she was asked what prompted her to do public interest work. In considering the answer, Ramirez said, she came to realize the major role that had been played by her mother, whom she watched serve as a makeshift advocate for a network of family and friends with issues ranging from immigration concerns to fighting back against scam artists.