Robert Ortega spent 4 years in Colorado's foster care system. Robert entered care when he was 14 years old and experienced four placements. At the age of 18, he became an alumnus of Colorado's foster care system. Through his foster care experience, Robert has gained an extended family totaling 13 siblings. He believes that the close connection he has with his biological and foster care family is pertinent to his success. Robert enjoys being outside and is an avid nature enthusiast. After struggling to find stability, Robert is currently living as a successful independent college student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in Pre-Law and Film. He aspires to become a lawyer or have a career in broadcast news.