“The Surge Fellowship represents true change to our systemic disparities and people like myself want to be a part of it, not because we are told to, but because we believe in what is possible when communities of color come together to learn, lead and push forth towards one common goal. With the help of Surge, I trust that I will be pushed to be a better version of myself, for my community and the work ahead.”

A Chicago kid, PuraCarina Línda Barrientos González is fueled by her love for family, travel and vision for equitable, culturally inclusive educational experiences for youth who are, too, brown, beautiful and talented beyond belief.

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