Cody Stults spent 17 years in California's foster care system

Cody is currently a third year Civil Engineering student at California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Structural Design and Construction Management. He intends to also receive his Master’s in Business Administration, and ultimately become a private contractor. He is an active member of the university’s Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) Resilient Scholars Program (RSP) which is an on campus foster youth support and outreach organization. He is also involved in other student organizations including the Anime Clun, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club, and is currently learning Kendo, a form of Japanese swordplay. Cody spent fifteen years in care and three in extended care as a non-minor dependent. The majority of his time in care was spent in group homes, shelters, and temporary placements, ultimately transitioning to a University directly from a group home. Given his background, Cody is proactively seeking ways in which he can help foster youth within his community to succeed. Cody ultimately plans to become a foster parent himself, and hopefully help to change the foster care system for the better so more youth can and will succeed in their personal and professional lives.