Dirian Ramirez spent 4 years in Nevada's foster care system.

Dirian is a people person, an animal activist, an adventurist ... and a foster kid.

Dirian was born in Costa Rica and was adopted when she was 6 months old. Her adoptive mother illegally brought her into America and, after experiencing years of emotional abuse, she entered the foster care system at the age of 15. In just 4 short years Dirian experienced 13 placements including foster homes and various types of facilities. While in care, Dirian found out that she had 13 brothers and sisters, all biological, but she has only had the opportunity to meet two of them. After a long battle to find educational stability, Dirian has attained sophomore status at Truckee Meadows Community College and is studying criminal justice. She aims to become a K-9 police officer in Reno

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