“The Surge Fellowship challenged and empowered me to bring my whole self to my work. The myriad of experiences that constitute who I am make me a stronger leader, a resilient leader, and an authentic leader. The insights I’ve gained, combined with the ideas of other great leaders, will help us solve the critical problems that plague our school systems. The Surge Fellowship has reinforced the fact that we are not purple unicorns. There are other like-minded people who exist in our country and world. The beauty of Surge is that it connects us. I could not be more grateful for my Surge family.”