6 years in Foster Care
23 years old
Lindsay Briese is a second-year law student at Seattle University. She plans to pursue a career in family law with a focus on child custody, and wants to help extend access to legal resources to young people who are experiencing foster care and/or homelessness. Lindsay is an intern at a legal aid organization, where she assists clients who are struggling with issues related to housing insecurity.
As an undergraduate student, Lindsay served as a peer mentor for students who had experienced foster care, homelessness, or were unaccompanied youth. She provided guidance and support, as well as organized events to help build community and celebrate the accomplishments of the students in the program. Lindsay also helped run a program called Family Promise at a local church, where she socialized and assisted families who were experiencing homelessness. She plans to continue providing pro bono services once she obtains her law degree, because she feels that it is a very important aspect to the legal system in ensuring that everyone, at all income levels, is heard and respected. Lindsay also served as a FosterClub All-Star intern in 2016.
Lindsay was in foster care for about six years. While she had her share of both good and bad experiences, Lindsay is grateful for the ways that foster care helped shape her into the strong and dedicated person she is today. Lindsay’s time in foster care taught her the value of investing in herself, and also helped her develop a deep sense of compassion for people who have not yet found their way or are trying to get on their feet.