Lauryn is a Fayetteville, AR native and 2023 graduate from the University of Arkansas. She graduates this May with a bachelor's degree in African American Studies and Advertising/Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. During her time at the University of Arkansas, she held leadership positions in Advertising Club as well as created her own organization known as Journalists Association of Minorities to promote and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion within her department. Lauryn is super excited to use her background in Advertising to promote and amplify the voices of Black business owners as the Marketing Specialist for the Historic Greenwood District. In her free time, Lauryn likes to read, hike and binge watch TV.