Xavier Buster is the Director, Alumni Engagement at Teach for America.

“Surge by definition is a rush of power that shifts from one side to another, and that power shift is what I find most exciting about this fellowship. I appreciate the intentional investment in disrupting the status quo by building the individual skill and collective strength of leaders of color. I am passionate about building with a diverse group of leaders who share some of the lived experiences of our students and communities. We can no longer strive for seats at a table meant to oppress us. It’s time that we begin to build and honor our own. And for me, that starts with Surge.”