Hi everyone! I’m very excited to join Bergen County CASA. A friend of one of my sons lived with our family for 6 years in his 20s. He was removed from his mother at 2 years of age and spent the rest of his childhood in foster care. He didn’t have such a great experience or graduate high school and wound up going to prison for a few years. Now, at 40 years old, I can still see the aftereffects of his troubled youth and would like a chance to help even one child not go through what he has gone through. I am currently finishing my BA in psychology at Montclair State and will then proceed to the Child Advocacy and Policy master’s program. I hope one day to start a nonprofit to aid youth transitioning out of foster care. I’m happy to meet all of you and good luck to all of us in training!