Lupe is a person that lights up a room when she walks in, she is humorous, happy and loves to tell a funny story. Despite some challenges Lupe has now moved out on her own into her own apartment. She is looking for a part-time job that is closer to her apartment and school. She is now a freshman in college and has chosen Criminal Justice as her major. Due to her busy schedule she continues to equestrian train however she is not competing at this time. Lupe is a social butterfly and has found another interest,self-advocacy, where she can socialize as well as tell her story about being in foster care. She has learned that she enjoys working with other foster youth in making the foster care system better for their peers and looks forward to continuing with OFYC (Oregon Foster Youth Connection).