Paloma Foster

Job title: 
Class of 2025
2024 Democracy Camp in DC

Paloma Foster (she/her/ella)

Paloma Foster (she/her/ella) is a first-generation, Mexican-American, non-traditional student. She is formerly incarcerated, a former foster youth and a transfer student parent from Los Angeles, CA. From her early experiences with foster care and probation to finally becoming a ward of the court and emancipating on her 18th birthday, she knew she wanted to help fix the less than perfect system. Paloma is majoring in political science and is pursuing a minor in public policy. She will also complete the summer minor, race and the law through the Ethnic Studies Department in summer 2024. After graduation, she intends to apply to concurrent Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Policy programs. Her dream is to work for the government in public policy to advocate for the marginalized, give back to the foster community by becoming a foster parent, and build a life where her son is proud of his Mom.

Research interests: 

Major(s): Political Science

Minor(s): Race and the Law, Public Policy