Jessica entered the foster care system at age 10 due to her mother’s addiction. Family and sibling separation were very difficult for her. After intense family therapy Jessica was placed back in her mother’s home, but removed again for the same reasons. She eventually went into her grandmother’s care where she remained with until college. During her time in care Jessica worked with Casey Family Programs, the Independent Living Program and Passport to College. Currently, Jessica attends the University of Washington (UW) working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BASW) and Pre-Med. She is a Husky Promise student and recipient of the Passport, Achiever’s and Costco Scholarships. She is involved with foster care with programs such as UW Champions and Treehouse For Kids. Jessica is President of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) at the UW and volunteers time with Global to Local. Jessica is a leader, fitness lover, adventurer, musician….and a foster kid.