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PAM SOUSA

STRATEGY & OPERATIONS MANAGER

STRATEGY & OPERATIONS MANAGER

As the daughter of a teacher, Pam often heard her mother tell stories of going into Chicago's subsidized housing to educate parents on the importance of their children attending school. It is no coincidence that Pam was drawn to the mission of Access Opportunity and the incredible students she met through her volunteer work with Raise a Class and the student workshops before she joined the staff. 

After leaving her hometown in the suburbs of Chicago, Pam attended Boston College where she earned her BA in Psychology. Her professional career brought her to live in Detroit and Boston where she worked in the staffing and recruiting industry, building employment opportunities for talent in graphic arts and technical professions. Pam and her family moved from Boston to Boulder in 2002. She is the mother to three amazing young men who are moving through their own journeys in high school and college. 

 

Pam enjoys spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado;  running (she's completed 7 marathons!), hiking, skiing, and paddle boarding. 

 

Favorite College Experience: "Having grown up in the Midwest, I took every opportunity to explore New England. I loved walking all over Boston, skiing in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, and having easy access to the ocean. But the best part of my college experience was meeting the people that would become my lifelong friends - all 20 of them!"

Advice for High School and College Students: "Be adventurous in all you do. Explore new places, take different courses, read books you wouldn't normally pick up, and talk to people who are different from you."

 

Favorite Food: " I love all seafood! Second would be my Italian Grandmother's cooking, which was amazing. I wish she was still around to show me how to make her gravy (aka, sauce)."