“Becoming a Surge Fellow means embarking on a transformative journey of self-discovery, leadership, and social impact. It represents an opportunity to hone essential executive skills like strategic planning, and change management, empowering me to drive positive change in my community and beyond. Moreover, being a Surge Fellow means engaging in profound and unflinching dialogues about personal growth and healing from trauma, fostering resilience and authenticity as a leader. It signifies committing to confront the true state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in America, advocating for justice and equality with unwavering dedication. As a Surge Fellow, I believe now is the best time to grow as an agent of progress, challenging systemic barriers, and fostering a more inclusive society for all.”

Program Manager | TECH CORPS