Blake Turpin is a native of Montgomery, AL and moved to Knoxville in 2014. Since his move, he has developed a love for the city and the community. Through community service both in-school and out-of-school organizations and interning for a progressive State House of Representatives candidate, he has dedicated time and effort to helping as many people as he can in Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Helping people is something he hopes to continue by studying civil engineering at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, eventually creating a more sustainable, equitable, and environmentally-friendly society through both his career and volunteer work. He hopes to be a kind and generous leader like so many Vols before him, while blazing a path for those who follow.