Sherry Lachman is the Founder and Executive Director of Foster America. She has devoted her career to improving government systems that serve vulnerable children and families. She was previously a domestic policy advisor to Vice President Biden, a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, a senior education counsel to Senator Al Franken, and an attorney at the Juvenile Law Center. Since founding Foster America, she has been recognized as a GLG Fellow, a Halcyon fellow, and a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur. Sherry earned a master’s in philosophy from Cambridge, a J.D. from Columbia and master’s in public policy from Harvard. Her commitment to child welfare stems from her experience in foster care as a child.