Ricardo Saldana Marquez spent 2 years in Nevada’s foster care system. Ricardo entered Nevada's foster care system at age 16. He was placed with his older brother and two younger siblings. He thinks of his older brother as a mentor. When Ricardo turned 17 he moved on to independent living and it molded him into a respectful, responsible, and easy to talk to young adult. After high school Ricardo started working right away and started going to his local Community College to get his basics before transferring to the University of Reno, Nevada to further his education. Ricardo still speaks and interacts with his siblings and mother. In his free time he enjoys basketball, volleyball, bowling, music listening and hanging out with friends. One day Ricardo hopes to make an impact in someone's life. Ricardo is a student, music lover, athlete, and a Foster Kid.