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Katarina Sayally

Katarina Sayally is a Youth Voice Contributor for Fostering Media Connections. She is a mother, writer and community organizer. As a single mother she relies heavily on love, community and ancestral knowledge in her familial healing journey. In 2019, she graduated with a Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. However, she credits a childhood spent between group homes, juvenile detention, and the streets with her real education. Katarina remains dedicated to stability, dreams and freedom for all system-involved youth and their children. After more than 10 years of policy advocacy work, she has shifted her focus to capacity building with young leaders. She is a Dream Beyond Bars fellow with CURYJ, a proud supporter of the Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition and sits on the Advisory Board for Foster Youth Museum.