Council term: 2015-2018
Dani spent eight years in the Illinois foster care system. Dani had both good and bad experiences but refused to let her past determine her future. She was unable to participate in extracurricular activities after entering care, and hopes that one change she can make will be to improve normalcy for all foster youth.
Dani is attending college classes in Fall 2014 majoring in social work with a minor in political science. Dani’s ambition is to become a powerful voice for the youth in care who are unable to speak on behalf of themselves. She feels that she has the knowledge and experience of a youth in care and can pass this on to other youth so they do not have to endure what she did.