Sonya Mehta

“Programs like Surge are essential to sustaining the movement for justice and equity through community, allyship, mentorship, shared struggle, shared successes, and a commitment to continually learn and evolve together.”

Sonya Mehta lives, works, and engages in progressive education reform work in Oakland, CA. She is part of the design team for the Alameda County Child Care and Early Education Initiative, which is slated for the June 2018 election, and taught kindergarten at a Title I school in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland for 5 years. In her time as a teacher, she served on the instructional leadership team, and was also a 2014-16 teacher policy fellow with the Great Oakland (GO) Public Schools coalition.