LaRay Brison was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her BA of Architecture and Urbanism with a concentration in Landscape Studies from Smith College. During Brison’s undergraduate career she researched slums conditions in the Americas, Africa, and India as well as helping to create innovative furniture for her studio class. Brison believes architecture can help solve many of the world’s ills and her life mission is to create healthy sustainable communities. Brison is a Master’s Candidate for Landscape Architecture at the Boston Architecture College, an Intern in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development with Chief John Barros, serves on the Mayor’s Young Adult Council, she’s assisting Dr. Atyia Martin and the Mayor with 100 Resilient Cities Boston Strategy, and is also studying to be an Urban Farmer with the Urban Farming institute.