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What does Women's History Month mean to you?
Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the journey from Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony to Madame Vice-President Kamala Harris. This month and every month, we must remember the role we play today is a reflection on how we develop our leaders for tomorrow. In the words of Kobe Bryant, “It’s the magic within each of us that gives potential to inspire the world.”
Ms. Burleigh is a graduate of Southern University A & M College receiving her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics as well as a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics. While studying engineering she also balanced being a young mother, representing her university as a member of the tennis team and representing her country as a solider in the Army National Guard.
In her spare time, Pamela owns a consulting firm, Zeleny Solutions, LLC., providing support to small STEM business. Pamela has over two decades of industry experience from working in transportation, disaster recovery and as a high school educator in mathematics. This experience and knowledge led to her appointment by Governor John Bel Edwards to serve as Commissioner for the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District.
Aside from her professional endeavors, Pamela enjoys giving back when possible. She volunteered for numerous non-profits as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA, a volunteer tutor for Elevate New Orleans, Diversity Chair for Women in Transportation of Greater New Orleans and Membership Chair for the National Society of Black Engineers DFW Chapter. Ms. Burleigh also believes in not only giving her money but time to her university. She has served a Chapter President for the Home Chapter of Southern University Alumni Federation and then elected 8 years to serve as Second and Third Vice-President for the Southern University National Alumni Federation. During this time Pamela chaired the first official Alumni Student Recruitment Initiative and hosting the first National Academic Signing Day. Pamela is passionate about STEM initiatives and understands the role women have in creating diverse and technologically competitive workforces.
In her leisure time, Pamela enjoys music, sports and spending time with her 3 children and newly grandson.