Kristan spent 16 years in Arizona's foster care system. Kristan endured and conquered the struggles of the foster care system. She has strived in her studies at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, while also being one of their Student Ambassadors. After obtaining an associate degree she will be transferring to Arizona State University in hopes of getting a bachelor’s degree in communications. She actively participates in one of Arizona’s youth advocacy boards, which continues to help educate herself on the foster care system. She has lived with many different cultures, families, and homes. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, and getting to know new people. Kristan is adventurous, an optimist, a companion… and a foster youth.