Joseph Mariscal was born and raised in East Los Angeles and currently works at Eggleston Youth Center as a Youth Worker and at National Foster Youth Institute as an Intern.
Before aging out of the foster system, Joseph spent most of his time in group homes. Since aging out, he has been very involved in advocating for foster care reform via his work at DCFS and at NFYI.
Joseph is currently majoring in Political Science at Citrus College and preparing to transfer to Cal State University Los Angeles. He hopes to work toward a Master’s degree and attend law school.