Jennifer Carroll Foy is a public defender, lifelong Virginian, and foster mom. She was one of the first African-American women to graduate from Virginia Military Institute, and she has dedicated her life to public service. Because she believes so strongly that no child should be without a nurturing home, she started the Foundation for Foster and Orphan Children, a nonprofit committed to building better futures for orphan and foster children. She currently works for the Arlington Public Defender’s Office, where she represents the most vulnerable members of her community, including adolescents, the indigent, and the mentally ill. She is also an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She has been an active voice for the proper removal and disposal of coal ash from Possum Point, a power plant that was seeping toxic metals into the water supply just a few miles from Jennifer's home.