Pamela Marquis, MSW is a social worker, community advocate, educator and writer. Most recently, she founded and became executive director of Shine a Light Louisiana, a non-profit agency committed to helping communities and organizers inform the public about their initiatives. She has also worked with the LIFE program, helping Louisiana inmates connect with their families through extended visitation programs.
Pamela worked at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center for 16 years, where she acted as education curator and summer camp developer. She currently teaches video skills to students in Chris Paul’s CP3 Afterschool Zone and Kid’s Play NOLA.
In addition to her “Shine a Light” column here on MyNewOrleans.com, Pamela is also the gardens columnist for New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles. She also writes freelance for several magazines and has penned three screenplays.
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