Shenandoah Chefalo is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, a Core Essentials Graduate from Coach U, and a member of the Foster Leaders Movement and National Speakers Association. She is a sought after speaker on topics surrounding youth in foster care, and has been featured as a guest locally, nationally and internationally. She is also a survivor and alumni of the foster care system. Shenandoah Chefalo is the author of Garbage Bag Suitcaseabout her time before, during and after foster care as well as her current advocacy work. She also wrote an e-book entitled Setting Your Vision and Defining Your Goals, and is also working on her next manuscript, Hiking for Stillness.