Keeanna Warren is the Associate Executive Director at Purdue Polytechnic High School Network.

“Through the Surge network, I hope to learn to build my strategy in navigating the educational system that doesn’t always provide a seat at the table for people who like me. I hope the Surge Academy will give me space and opportunity to do the self-work that will help me be a better advocate and serve others. I want to broaden my skill set and development more as a leader. I want to learn to advocate in a way that does not overpower. I want to expand my network of like-minded individuals because I genuinely believe that iron sharpens iron. I want to learn from the experts and trailblazers that came before me. If selected for the Surge Academy, I will gain the tools to make my educational aspirations a reality.”