Tiara Wheatley is the Vice President of Alumni Impact at the Surge Institute.

“I chose Surge to continue my lifelong mission of making an impact in my community and beyond. Though the knowledge provided through Surge will be in some ways self-fulfilling, it will also serve as an example to students. I want my experience with the Surge Institute to be a story I can tell students that no one can do it alone – sometimes you’re the teacher, sometimes you’re the student. Having a team of dedicated and like-minded educators to support, but also rely on, throughout an educational journey and in life is one of the greatest assets that education can provide. As an alumnus of the program, I would hope that the relationships I’ve formed as a Surge Fellow would not only benefit me, but the community I serve, and the program itself.”