Angelica spent 2 years in Michigan's foster care system and was placed into kinship care, when she was eleven years old. To help escape the trauma in her life, Angelica focused heavily on her academics and became involved in several extra curricular activities at school. In 2013, she graduated from high school in the top ten of her class with high honors before heading to James Madison College at Michigan State University. Angelica is currently a junior majoring in Social Relations and Policy with a minor in Philosophy and Law and a Specialization in Peace and Justice Studies. Her dream is to become a Child Advocate Lawyer so she can be a legal voice for children in the foster care system. Angelica’s motto in life is “when life knocks you down, get back up and fight harder.” Angelica is a scholar, an optimist, a leader, and a foster youth.