Jaleesa Suell spent 10 years in California’s foster care system. Jaleesa was removed from her biological mother and separated from her 4 siblings when she was eight years old. After living in six foster homes, she emancipated at age eighteen after graduating from high school. Jaleesa is involved with Foster Care Alumni of America and with Foster Care to Success. Jaleesa is a senior at The George Washington University, with a goal of going to law school. She believes that becoming an attorney will put her in a position to facilitate justice, child welfare reform, and attenuate dependence on the child welfare system.