Julian Williams, Ph.D., is the Senior Partnerships Manager at Partnership for College Completion.

“The Surge Fellowship provides an opportunity for me to connect with like-minded Black and Latinx educators. Engaging in equity-centered work is important, meaningful, and necessary. But it can also be isolating, uncomfortable, and stressful. The Surge Fellowship means that I will have an opportunity to not only extend my network of Black and Latinx educators in Chicago, but it also means that I will have another avenue to expand my village to thought-partners, supporters, and teachers.”