Bianca Lorenz Gonzalez is a College & Career Pathway Coach at Madison Park Academy / OUSD Linked Learning Office.

“Surge is an acceleration, a velocity change from the status quo. These changes are disruptions in common practices, but disruption can be revolutionary or it can be distracting. Both types of surges exist in our education infrastructure. The movement of the Surge Fellowship is responsible for harnessing the power of disruptive actors in the education system to elicit change rather than perpetuate the chaos. Angela Davis said ‘You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.’ As a Surge Fellow, I am committed to always working towards radical transformation in education.”