Ryan Jones is the Senior Partnerships Strategist and Communications Manager at Kindred Communities.

“My vision for education equity is that every student, regardless of their racial background or their zip code, has the opportunity to academically succeed and pursue careers that allow them to thrive. I am excited to join the Surge network to build authentic relationships with my peers, broaden my understanding of the range of complex challenges confronting improvements in education, and learn how they are being tackled by leaders across the nation. In doing so, I’m hoping to be able to grow as a leader and support my peers in their work to advance education equity.”