Rachael Rollins may be the first black woman to serve as U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts, but she wasn’t the first woman or the first woman of color to serve in that role. That distinction belongs to Carmen Ortiz who was appointed by Barack Obama in 2009.  I recently sat down for a conversation with Carmen to talk about her career, what got her interested in criminal justice, and where she is finding meaning in this next stage in her career.

To read about what has inspired Carmen, click here to read my article in the January 2022 issue of Voice of Experience, a publication of the Senior Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association.

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