Lauren Tolley studied Political Science at the University of Chicago. Political Science, she says, is “really about learning how people and systems function and improving those systems improves people’s lives.”
With a Political Science degree from The University of Chicago under her belt, Tolley then served two terms with AmeriCorps Public Allies. Serving with community agencies through the Public Allies program cemented Tolley’s desire to influence the systems that impact so many lives. At Community Solutions, Tolley work is primarily focused on the Marion County Re-Entry Coalition. The goal is to “create more awareness of the difficulties that go along with re-entry and encourage the community to recognize the humanity and value of people who have a criminal justice history.” Lauren Tolley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of Chicago, where she graduated as a member of the Dean’s List in June 2016.