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Ley-Lonni Woodruff

Ley-Lonni Woodruff, 21, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. At age 11, she was placed in the foster care system with her case in Denver and the Arapahoe County. Woodruff emancipated and exited the system at 18 years old. Since then, Wooduff has attended Metropolitan State University of Denver for five years. While attending MSU, she has served on many panels and committees such as the Student Advisory Board and Classroom to Career Hub. Currently, she interns as the program coordinator for the EPIC Scholars program, which works to serve foster care alumni and students with other independent backgrounds personally, professionally and academically. Social justice is at the forefront of her work as an individual with several marginalized identities and as a social worker. Some of these hobbies include journaling, drawing, painting, playing basketball, and socializing. She graduated in May with a master’s degree and plans to become a licensed clinical social worker. She wants to establish a program in higher education that helps students with marginalized identities navigate college.