Mary Thomas is a Program Manager, School Enrollment at SMART.

“Surge is an opportunity to be a part of a movement that is transforming education by developing and supporting leaders of color. I want to be a part of this movement so that I can better serve my students, continue to fight for equity and disrupt the systems that I work in, and work towards our collective liberation. We are in a critical moment right now, and have the opportunity to radically reimagine what education looks like – and I hope the fellowship will help me be effective in this change and create sustainable systems centered in values of equity, justice, and joy.”