Blake grew up in Madison, Wisconsin which has some of the worst disparity gaps in the nation. This heavily influenced his motivation towards attaining justice in a variety of areas. He has been involved with the Black Lives Matter movement which is active in Madison, Wisconsin. His hometown is in the national media due to a police brutality case where Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old biracial teen, lost his life. This fueled his drive to major in Political Science and minor in Urban Studies during his time at Loyola University Chicago. His focus areas are judicial reform, economic inequality, and mass incarceration. Blake has taken part in an organization called Stop Mass Incarceration Chicago. He plans to become a civil rights lawyer in the future so that he can apply his passion for making a lasting change.