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Surayya Walters


Surayya Walters is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, journalist, and researcher. She is a recent graduate of The University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Surayya was the co-chair of the Wharton, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Group (WEDIG); and a columnist for The Daily Pennsylvanian. She graduated with honors and awards for leadership and service. She completed an honors thesis under the direction of Dr. Adam Grant through The Wharton Research Scholars program. She credits her time at Penn for birthing her innate desire to make a difference. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, education, and advocacy – and hopes to blend these domains throughout her career. Her writing is featured in The Daily Pennsylvanian, Wharton Magazine, Penn Political Review, Feature Female, and Penn Today. Thanks to Humanity in Action’s Racial Equity Grant, Surayya will incorporate iDEIntity into a 501c(3) that works to integrate DEI into startups and small businesses.

Updated September 2022.