Brianne Nagamine is currently attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. In May 2017, she will receive her Bachelors degree in social work. She will be entering into the social work masters program in the upcoming Fall. She is a former foster youth from the state of Hawai’i who spent four years in the foster care system. Throughout her time in the foster care system, she got involved with the Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition taking on multiple leadership roles. Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition is one of Foster Youth in Action’s youth-led partners. Brianne has represented her organization serving on the Foster Youth in Action’s Leaders United council for two years. She has dedicated over seven years advocating for child welfare reform in her home state and nationally. Brianne participated in the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute internship program for the summer 2015 is currently a Young Adult Consultant for the Children’s Bureau.