Thrown out of preschool at aged 5, pregnant at 15, Lynn Ruane was told she'd wasted her life.
Today she is the President of Trinity College Students Union and recently elected to Seanad Eireann.
Hers is a story about the power of education and self belief.
Today she joined Gordon and Lauren in studio to speak about her journey, her passion for education and life on campus with her daughters Jordane and Jaelynn
You can listen back here
Follow Lynn on Twitter @SenLynnRuane