The summer before sophomore year of high school Lane co-founded QueerNC, a social group in North Carolina that connects queer youth in rural and urban areas by providing a safe space both online and in person. Lane then established gender-neutral restrooms at school, added gender identity and sexual orientation to the school’s non-discrimination policy, and became Youth Chair of the LGBT Center of Raleigh as well as president of the school’s Queer-Straight Alliance. Lane was also involved in the drama department, improv club and worked in an artisanal bakery. Lane will mix a passion for creating community with a passion for hospitality (and pastry)  to make change in the world.

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