Council Term: 2012-2014 Lauren Hoffman spent 6 years in Oregon’s foster care system. Lauren was born in New Mexico, but was raised by a single mom who suddenly chose to move to California, followed by a move to Oregon. While in Oregon, Lauren entered foster care at the age of 12 years old. As a freshman in high school Lauren began to couch surf. She has been in 2 placements and currently resides with her aunt. Lauren attends Lane Community College in Oregon studying human services with a plan to become a social worker. Lauren enjoys swimming, all types of music, reading, talking to family, and volunteering.