Kortnee Walker, age 24
10+ years in Oregon foster system
Kortnee Walker, a 24-year-old resident of Scappoose, Oregon, who has spent over a decade in the Oregon foster system. Having recently graduated from Portland State University with a degree in criminology, she nurtures a profound aspiration to embark on a career in social work.
Kortnee's personal journey through foster care has deeply influenced her commitment to championing the rights and well-being of foster youth, propelling her to actively seek transformative change within her community. She firmly believes that by fostering support networks for young individuals, a profound understanding of their unique support requirements can be fostered, harnessing the power of unity in numbers. With her academic accomplishments and unwavering dedication, Kortnee sets her sights on leveraging her knowledge and skills to make a significant impact.