Chelsea Conwell – Dean of Culture at Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy 

“Surge gives the opportunity to grow not only as a leader but as a person. I am intrigued by the intentionality used to create space for the development of Black and Brown leaders while cultivating meaningful relationships that will last beyond the fellowship experience. It is rare to find opportunities for us, by us, that seek to dig beyond professional growth but address the heart of what ties us together, humanity, which is often ignored for Black and Brown leaders’. To me, Surge is the thread that ties together the realization of humanity and professional aspirations of Black and Brown Leaders.”