Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
45, California — 44, D
The youngest of eleven siblings and the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Nanette served as a pro-bono lawyer during Hurricane Katrina. She was hyper-focused in 2021 on the issues of environmental justice in underserved districts like hers.
In addition to practicing law, Nanette was the Executive Director for the Fuller Foundation which funded worthy education and environment non-profits.
Photo: Cornell Capa, JFK Library
42, Indiana — 3, R