Haley Eakin spent 2 years in the Montana's foster care system. Haley graduated from high school and enrolled in college at age 16, while living in foster care. Currently, she attends the University of Montana pursuing a degree in Social Work. Haley works at a non-profit organization that's mission is to create peace and social justice locally and nationally. She is also a part of the YWCA's girl empowerment program, organizing and helping to lead groups for the purpose of educating and empowering middle school and high school age girls on topics such as diversity, body image, and healthy relationships. Last summer, Haley was a youth leader on YWCA backpacking trips that focused on empowering middle school and high school age girls and helping them to realize their strengths. Haley has also served as a volunteer with the organization Isaac's Room, where she planned and facilitated groups and events for the mission of creating friendships and community among children with developmental disabilities and their families. In her free time, Haley enjoys adventuring in nature. She is an avid backpacker, mountain biker, and hiker. She also enjoys gardening, which is an interest she developed the past two summers while working at an organic vegetable farm. Haley is passionate about social justice issues, especially concerning the challenges that foster and other at-risk youth face. She is determined to build awareness for foster care issues and work on foster care reform in the future.