Lacey Lingan

is a Rise Foster Youth Advocacy Fellow and a student at Pasadena City College. Lacey is a business owner and a graphic designer. She is also a former Foster Youth. Lacey has many aspirations in life that she wishes to accomplish, but one thing she always told herself was that she will never be fulfilled unless she advocates for people who were once in the position she was. Throughout her experience in the system, she’s experienced and heard many stories of survival and triumph. These stories are all unique to each individual and every voice deserves to be heard. This is why Lacey agreed to join Rise. She want to help pass these bills that will not only help regular students, but also Foster Youth who are struggling to make it in these trying times where support and encouragement are crucial. Lacey think it’s incredibly important for students to be made aware of the resources available to them.