After U.S. Attorney General and loyal friend to the president Eric Holder, the first African American to hold the position, announced his resignation a few months ago New York attorney Loretta Lynch is now said to be the nominee to replace him.

“She has spent years in the trenches as a prosecutor, aggressively fighting terrorism, financial fraud, cybercrime, all while vigorously defending civil rights,” President Barack Obama said, introducing Lynch recently at a ceremony at the White House.

Lynch will be the first Black woman to hold to U.S. Attorney General title but is no stranger to the big stage. She once oversaw a nationally headlined police brutality incident in New York much like the Rodney King case, according to The Root.

Also, Lynch says, as a toddler she saw students from North Carolina A&T State University who organized the memorable counter sit-ins in 1960.

Read more at The Root.