Marshana Pace is the Director of Investments at A Better Chicago.

“My personal mission is to ensure children of color can lead lives of their choosing instead of lives predetermined by their race, socio-economic status, or zip code. To achieve this, systems that create barriers to opportunity must be radically transformed but the change I seek cannot be achieved by me or my organization alone. It requires a movement. The intentional collaboration that Surge facilitates among leaders of color is a catalyst for impact. I see Surge as a powerful community of knowledge and support to lock arms within the challenging work of navigating and transforming broken systems.”