Antionette was placed in foster care at age 13. She was in foster care and group homes, having 7 placements. She had better experiences in group homes, rather than foster homes. Antionette lost her mother to cancer while in foster care and this led to her diagnosis.

Ms. Rucker is a senior at Albany State University completing her degree in social work. She is a member of the policy team at Georgia EmpowerMEnt, a Veteran Tribe Development Coordinator, Jim Casey “Young Fellow”. Lastly, Antionette is founder and president of Fostering Through College at the University, an affiliate of the Embark Georgia Network.