Lauren Swain attended Hampton University where she began her journey as a social activist. She began to study African culture at this time. Lauren has participated in many social actions and volunteer programs throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She expresses great passion for social justice for individuals such as Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Gardner, and many others. Throughout her voyage, she realized how essential education was within low-income communities. Therefore, with her studies in Criminal Justice, interests, and expertise her goal is to continue to be a positive influence amongst youth across the country.