Alexandria was in the foster care system in the state of Kansas and is a graduate student at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, where she is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Development and Family Science. She is determined to make a difference and her skillset will be a great asset to her colleagues and mentors in the Foster Youth (FYI) Internship Program®. The FYI Program is a highly esteemed ten-week congressional internship for young adults who spent their formative years in the foster care system. As part of the program, Alexandria will participate in networking events with leaders in the business community and child welfare advocates who represent a wide variety of policy and non-policy related disciplines. She will also meet with legislators to discuss important issues that youth in foster care face and their shared vision for bringing about change in this area. At the conclusion of the program, Alexandria will author a policy report of recommendations on improving the federal foster care system. This report will be presented at a Congressional briefing and a briefing to the White House Domestic Policy Council, as well as disseminated across the country.