“My experience with Surge has fortified my belief that ‘community’ is a powerful source of strength and wisdom. As I reflect on my future in education, I appreciate that my potential for impact magnifies when contributing to the many ongoing efforts led by my Surge brothers and sisters. Similarly, my own work’s impact accelerates when I call upon the diverse perspectives and talents my Surge community offers. Simply put, Surge transcends any one individual. We are collectively organized, focused, and mission-driven.”