Samuel Martin spent 18 years in Washington's foster care system. Mr. Martin primarily grew up in kinship care. He has been an advocate for youth in foster care at both the local and national level for many years, participating as a Chapter Leader with the Mockingbird Society to advocate for state laws impacting foster youth, as a member of Passion to Action and in CCAI's Foster Youth Internship Program. Samuel is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a Bachelor's Degree in Political science. He is currently enrolled at Seattle University in the Master in Public Administration Program. He plans to either get his Juris Doctorate or my Doctorate in Public Policy. He is currently employed as a Senior Education Specialist at Treehouse. Treehouse has a goal of youth in care graduating from high school at the same rate as their peers.