Lauren LeDuff was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attending public schools all of her life, Lauren chose to attend Warren Easton Charter High School, known as one of the best schools in the city. In August of 2005, Lauren’s junior year was abruptly disrupted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. After bouncing around from Arkansas to Texas and then back to Louisiana, Lauren was elated to learn that Warren Easton would open its doors for her senior year. Upon graduating from Warren Easton in 2007, Lauren attended Southeastern Louisiana University, where she earned a bachelor of arts in English Education in 2012. Since then, she has served her community in many ways as a teacher in three different parishes of Louisiana and as a collegiate-level tutor at Loyola University of New Orleans.