Julia Schaffer is a 24-year-old graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. She spent 17 years in Florida’s foster care system before aging out and is a 2014 FosterClub All-Star. Her experience in care has inspired her to share her story with other foster youth through local conferences and advocacy efforts. Through these efforts, she hopes that her voice can shine for other youth who feel silenced. She won foster youth advocate of the year in 2015. Currently, Julia is teaching 5th grade at a Title One Elementary School and tutoring foster youth in her local community.