Malia Neal is Executive Director at Artwell.

“As an educational leader and an aspiring Head of School, I want to continue to create nurturing, progressive spaces for young people with marginalized identities (including, but not limited to, students who identify as female, non-white, LGBTQ, immigrant, and neurodiverse). My goal is to ensure that children and young people have access that spaces that center healing, character development, community and integration of academic and social-emotional learning. As a Surge Fellow, I look forward to building beloved community with like-minded educators and sharing my experiences as a Black woman fundraiser for the betterment of others.”