Aryiel Everett – Communications and Operations Coordinator at Kansas City Teacher Residency

“What I seek to contribute to the Surge Experience is something that I think oftentimes goes unseen. Growing up I was a Black student in a majority White space, oftentimes being the only one, and academically I excelled but at a great cost to my mental and emotional wellbeing. I worked twice as hard in my pre-college experience to just be seen as equal. My story is like so many others and I truly do aspire to change that narrative for someone that looks like me and has a similar experience to what I have gone through. Being successful as a Black woman in education and working in operations, communications, and tech I believe is uplifting and allows me to showcase a narrative that still to this day is not seen.”