Carol Medina is a recent college graduate from the University of Southern California. She majored in Political Science and minored in Law and Public Policy. Carol was a Summer 2020 intern at the Alliance as a Legal Clerk for the Transition Age Youth department. Her personal and direct experience within the foster care system has fueled her to want to better advocate for the rights and needs of disadvantaged women, children, and families. She, therefore, has positioned herself in leadership roles that allow her to advocate for positive change for these communities. Carol also interned at the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas to help ensure the civic participation and inclusion of the Latinx population. She also had the privilege to help lead USC’s Latinx Empowering Academic Progression organization, where she helped promote the local minority youth’s educational equity. These work experiences have equipped her with the knowledge to help organizations like the Alliance continue to help ensure that disadvantage populations have the equitable resources and services they need to progress within society. She is excited to provide such service for the educational equity for children within the foster care system.