Founder/Executive Director of Foster Advocates
Hoang Murphy is the Founder/Executive Director of Foster Advocates, a nonprofit that improves the child welfare system in Minnesota by providing advocacy, policy, and organizing with former foster care recipients and impacted communities. A former high school English teacher and debate coach, he has seen the importance of amplifying student and family voices. Hoang also has had the honor of serving as the Public Policy Fellow with the United States Department of Education as part of the Obama Administration.
As a former foster care recipient he knows that children and families must, and absolutely can, have a seat at the policymaking table. He works to ensure that those most impacted by current inequities have a voice in making decisions and crafting solutions. Hoang is a proud first-generation college graduate, with a B.A. from Syracuse University, where he majored in Policy Studies, and a M.S., Ed. from the Johns Hopkins University. In his spare time, he likes to brag about the Eastside of St. Paul, cook, and lament about the Minnesota Timberwolves.