Ruth Rizkalla’s reason for becoming a lawyer is perhaps less tantalizing than most, but it’s also more commonplace: Her high school guidance counselor gave her a test with multiple choices.

“It spit out two different career choices: One was lawyer, and the other was psychiatrist,” Rizkalla said. “And I just thought, psychiatrist is what is more interesting to me, but the idea of that much schooling and specializing after medical school, it just wasn’t going to happen.”