“In 2011, I joined District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) as Dean of Students and Programs. In this role, I served as the Homeless Student Liaison. Working with my students experiencing homelessness reminded me of my trauma and triumphs as a DCPS student experiencing homelessness. Since then, I have had a relentless vision of creating an elevated educational residential experience for students experiencing homelessness. There are fellowships across the country but Surge is here in my community where I want to serve. Moreover, unlike other fellowships designed to create new leaders and new schools, Surge supports my new vision to support students, leaders and my community.”

Dean of Students at District of Columbia Public Schools