Christina spent 5 years in the Utah State foster care system with her older sister and aged out at age 18. Since then, she has lived independently, worked in the education system and attended college. In May of 2018, she graduated with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah (U of U) and is working as a licensed Certified Social Worker in a school. She also serves as a Board Member and Youth Coach for the First Star Foster Youth Academy at the University of Utah, to ensure foster youth have the supports needed to transition to higher education and adulthood successfully. Christina continues to advocate for foster youth to have access to education, life skills, health care, and more.

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