Naomi Porter spent foster care 10 years in New York's foster care system. Naomi Porter spent over 10 years in the New York State foster care system. Her experiences in 5 placements have motivated her to work as an asset to youth and families. Naomi is currently a junior at the University at Buffalo; she plans to pursue a career in social work. Naomi enjoys food and says, "Although deserts are my favorite, I don't discriminate against foods of all sorts!" She loves life and hopes to one day travel the world. Naomi is a desert-eater, thrill seeker, avid learner, and a foster kid. Some of Naomi's accomplishments as a young leader: Events Oregon Teen Conference, Forest Grove, OR - presenter Maryland Independent Living Teen Conference, Baltimore, MD - presenter Bend Teen Retreat, Bend, OR - presenter National Conference to End Homelessness, Washington DC - presenter.