“As a Surge Fellow, I hope to gain essential skills that lend to my advocacy and passion for ensuring equitable outcomes for Black and Latinx students. Understanding the complexities of public education and how it impacts Black and Latinx students on a deeper level will allow me to use the knowledge I gain from being a Surge Fellow to champion marginalized communities. High quality education is a right that all students deserve, and I am confident this fellowship will allow me to learn the essential expertise I need to collaborate and make this happen.”

Hannah Mason | Senior Education Research Analyst at D.C. Policy Center