Ma’at Lands

Ma’at Lands is the Executive Director and Founding School Leader at Rooted School Indianapolis at Eastern Star Church. “I am grateful and honored to join other education leaders of colors…

Allissa Impink

Allissa Impink is the Manager of Community Engagement, K-12 Advocacy at the UNCF (United Negro College Fund). “The Surge Academy is geared towards equipping and empowering leaders in their journey.…

India Johnson

India Johnson is the Executive Director at Thrival Indy Academy. “I was born a passionate person, but I wasn’t always proud of my audacity. As I have learned over the…

Geoffrey Fenelus

Geoffrey Fenelus is the Founder/Executive Director of PROMISE PREP. “Programs help individuals or a group of people learn ideas, actions, or theoretical frameworks on how to achieve a particular goal.…

Ava Fenelus

Ava Fenelus is the Assistant Dean of Online Programs & Associate Professor of Science at Relay Graduate School of Education.  “For me, the movement that Surge represents is the intentional…

Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson is the Founder & Head of School at Allegiant Prep Academy. “The Surge Institute is dedicated to the empowerment, advancement, growth, and achievement of youth and communities of…

Jasmine Rodriguez

Jasmine Rodriguez is the Director of Mentor Engagement at Starfish Initiative. “I feel very honored to have been selected for the first cohort of Surge Fellows in Indianapolis. I look forward…