Biridiana Rodriguez is the Director of Quality & Accountability at the School District of Philadelphia’s Charter Schools Office.

“Surge’s vision is to dramatically and urgently transform the lives and educational outcomes of low-income, first-generation students of color by changing the face of leadership in education reform. I firmly believe that the solutions for transforming the educational ecosystem will be built from the lived experiences of people of color. And thus, as a Surge Fellow, I’ve joined a community of other like-minded and brilliant educators in Philadelphia who are bold and daring enough to take on this arduous work.”