23 Years Old
Colorado Foster Care System
Emily is from Colorado but now attends law school in Philadelphia. She has two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Her dream is to become a foster parent and attorney for foster and/or immigrant youth. Emily has been a Core Organizer for Project Foster Power for three years, helping to create positive change in the Colorado foster care system through youth organizing, advocacy, and community outreach. Emily also interns for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nonprofit that provides representation for child immigrants and refugees who would otherwise have to represent themselves in court.
A quote Emily lives by is “be the change you wish to see in the world.”