Jessica Sullivan-Wilson is the Director, Community Affairs at Teach for America, Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana.

“I want to be in a space where I am allowed the opportunity to learn, create, collaborate, innovate, and join a beautiful wave of Black and Latinx Education professionals who see the potential in my beautiful former students without even knowing their names because they, too, have names and stories etched on each one of their hearts reminding them why they are invested in the ultimate success of moving the mountains of systemic racism and inequity to give birth to opportunity in education. The Surge experience will allow me the opportunity to skill build among individuals who are a rich network of complex skills and talent, who are trying to answer the same big questions that I have, and who realized that, instead of trying to move fast and alone in the vast education landscape, they wanted to find their village to move forward together.”