Lauren Alexandra Puryear, a 29 year old mental health clinician and proud mother to Isaiah, was born in Coral Springs, Florida and raised in Paterson, New Jersey.
Lauren holds a Bachelors degree from Virginia Union University, 2 Masters degrees and a PhD in Psychology.
Lauren and her son reside in the Northern VA area. Lauren prides herself in giving back to her community. She is an activist, philanthropist, and an advocate for social issues across the world.
Being raised in Paterson, NJ has taught Lauren the importance of giving back to her community. Lauren started a charity organization, For the Love of Others, LLC that helps those in need in honor of her grandmother, Marion Elizabeth “Nana” Smith.
After beating cancer twice, Lauren’s resilience and strength has been incredible! Her goal is to share her story with the world in hopes to not only raise awareness but to also to inspire!