Janell Braxton grew up in the foster care system for twelve years in over eight different foster homes and kinship care.
She is attending Edmonds Community College and is expecting to graduate. Janell plans to transfer and get her Masters in Social Work at Seattle University.
Janell is very passionate about reforming the foster care system and has been working with organizations such as Mockingbird Society, International Foster Care Alliance and Passion to Action to reach her goals. She has done a lot of work advocating on issues for change in the foster care system going on five years and plans to continue being involved.