London Nicole Cluff was raised in Nauvoo, Illinois, a small Mormon tourist attraction town of only 1,100 residents. As a result of the towns highly conservative atmosphere, she was 17 before she met anyone that shared her convictions on LGBTQ rights. Musically and artistically inclined, London has studied piano for over 12 years and cello for nearly as long. While she was in high school, she enjoyed performing in orchestra and ensembles, eventually graduating a semester early in December 2012. Less than a month after graduating high school, London became a part of the inaugural American Honors class at Ivy Tech Community College where she studied literature, philosophy, and sociology. During her time there, London was the Events Chair of the American Honors Council, Vice President of Service and Fellowship of the local Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Vice President of Inked Alliance, a member of Co-Exist (LGBTQ Alliance), and a student senator. She feels a strong affinity toward student success, especially for LGBTQ, low-income, adult learners and other students facing challenges. London again graduated a semester early, finally receiving her Associates in Liberal Arts with Honors, Magna Cum Laude. She has since completed two internships, with Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and with American Honors, and had her artwork published in New Voices student magazine.