Erin Gantz is from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Gantz went into foster care at 16, aged out at 18, and took part in all three years of extended foster care. Gantz took part in the 2023 Fellowship at Foster Advocates, an organization created to improve the foster care system for current and future fosters in Minnesota. In this Fellowship, Gantz fell in love with advocacy work and wants to pursue this as a career. Gantz enjoys binge-watching shows and movies, playing with their cat, and spending time in nature.