Gia Pendergraph spent 6 years in California's foster care system Gia spent about 6 years in the foster care system until she was adopted into a loving family. She has spent most of her years in school on the cross country and track team. She currently works at the National Foster Youth Institute and is pursuing knowledge in psychology. In her free time she expresses herself through watercolor painting, poetry, and self-love. Her life goal is to raise the consciousness of planet Earth.