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East Tennessee State University
Kaiden Releford is a student at East Tennessee State University studying criminal justice. She has always been passionate about social justice and hopes to make a difference in the lives of minority groups in her community. In high school, they started a diversity club that educated students, hosted community drives, and provided a safe space for LGBTQ students and students of color. Ever since then, Kaiden has been active in local democratic political campaigns, in the LGBTQ community in northeast Tennesse, and with the BIPOC community near the university. She hopes to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and go on to attend law school to become an attorney. From there they hope to open a nonprofit that focuses on rehabilitating recently incarcerated people and finding them jobs and housing.