Natasha Hamilton is Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships at OneGoal.

“The Surge Fellowship is a movement towards creating greater equity, visibility, and representation of leaders of color in Chicago’s complex educational landscape. It is a paradigm shift and an act of resistance that elevates the strengths of Chicago’s future black and brown leaders. I see my position in this work, as a driver of change, purposed with interrogating and disrupting systems of oppression to better advocate for meaningful educational reform, and by engaging in this opportunity, I will further cultivate the leadership skills that will elevate my work and expand my impact, to better influence systems-level change for Chicago’s youth.”