Karen spent 12 years in Minnesota's foster care system. Karen entered the foster care system and has been a child of the system since the young age of six years old. She now is twenty one and pursuing higher education at Augsburg College in Minneapolis Minnesota in the department of Elementary Education. Karen hopes to inspire youth in foster care to use their stories as strength in pursuing not only their dreams but also in advocating for change within the system. Although Karen plans to focus on changing the education system primarily, she would also like to continue her work with FosterClub and speaking out on injustices within the system! Karen is out-going, passionate and a foster youth.