Jannah Muhammad is the Development and Partnership Coordinator at SchoolTalk.

“As a Surge Fellow I hope to further advocate for my vision of education equality. In this education system, all students, teachers, families, and the surrounding communities, have their needs met. This fellowship offers the rare opportunity to unite with other like minds that are working toward that vision. Through Surge, I hope to learn from a diverse and unique range of experiences that will lead us closer to that vision. My role as a development and partnerships coordinator for SchoolTalk, a D.C. nonprofit focused on tackling complex problems that impact youth and the schools and systems that support them, places me in close proximity to experts in the field of restorative justice and longstanding advocates for youth living with disabilities. I hope to use Surge to grow this network and learn from other leaders in the field.”