Kortnee Walker

Kortnee Walker, age 24 Pronouns: She/Her 10+ years in Oregon foster system Kortnee is from Independence, Oregon. She is a senior at Portland State University, and hopes to someday work in social work. Kortnee’s foster care experience has shaped her desire to advocate for foster youth and seek out change... Read more

Abigail W.

Abigail Winter, age 19 Pronouns: They/Them, Zey/Zem 3 years in Oregon foster system Abigail is from Corvallis, Oregon. They are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Theater, and plans on gaining a Master’s degree in teaching. Abigail’s future career plans are open, but they want to help young people in some... Read more

Jamie Bostain

Jamie entered foster care at 13 years old and aged out of the system at 18. Throughout her time in care, she experienced 8 placements including kinship placement, group homes, health facilities, and foster placement. Jamie aged out of her final placement and experienced some instability and struggled to get... Read more

Jacob Lilley

Jacob Lilley entered foster care at age 16, and received a court appointed guardian one year later. Jacob is currently a student at Bushnell University in Eugene, Oregon. He is pursuing a BS in business management, minoring in interpersonal communication. He anticipates graduating in 2023, but has a goal of... Read more

Jaquelyn Reyes Alonzo

Jaquelyn Reyes Alonzo She/Her/Hers Oregon Foster Care System Jaquelyn Reyes Alonzo is currently attending Warner Pacific University majoring in Psychology. Her educational goals are to graduate from Warner with her bachelors degree in Psychology. Some of Jaquelyn’s hobbies include Soccer, reading, hiking and dancing. She loves dancing hispanic music. Jaquelyn... Read more