Barbara Bell earned her MSW degree from California State University, East Bay, in 2015. She has a BA in Criminal Justice with a minor in Africana Studies from San Francisco State University. She has worked with foster youth for several years, including three years in Alameda County’s Youth Advocate Program. She currently works as a Case Manager at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic in San Francisco, where many of her clients have experience in the foster care system. Bell's dream is to utilize her life experience, education and professional experience to inspire others to reach their full potential in life. She is currently working on her first book.