“Diversity in leadership is necessary across all sectors, but most critically in education. We have the opportunity to develop our students to be the next generation of socially conscious changemakers but lack the representation they need to feel empowered to take action. It is essential that leaders guiding our students and making decisions on their behalf provide them with the resources and skills they need to transform our marginalized communities. The Surge Fellowship is changing the face of leadership in education by arming us with the tools we need to unapologetically represent our student’s voices at the decision-making table. During these divisive times, to be part of this movement will stimulate a ripple effect needed to further the mission toward a more inclusive and equitable society.”
Armed with a passion for civic engagement and a hearty laugh, Marielle has successfully mobilized thousands of volunteers in cities across the country to benefit underserved students and communities in Chicago, New York City, and the Bay Area. She is a skilled connector who cultivates cross-sector relationships by matching philanthropic priorities of corporate donors to community needs.