Pamela Schuller is an internationally known inclusion advocate. Her extraordinary personal story of growing up with the most severe known case of Tourette syndrome in the United States—and turning that challenge into professional and personal success—is engaging, funny, a little bit heart wrenching, and deeply meaningful.
Pamela holds a BA in Psychology and Youth Outreach Through the Arts from Knox College. She also holds an MA in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University, where she focused her studies on creating improvisational theater programs as a tool for youth with disabilities to improve self-advocacy skills.
Named one of the "36 under 36" who are changing the face of the Jewish community by The Jewish Week, Pamela is a full-time inclusion advocate as well as the manager of a teen and mental health initiative for the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services.
Pamela is also a stand-up comedian, probably because she sees the world from a different point of view: one where eye-level is four-foot-seven and barking without provocation is a completely normal and entertaining part of her day. She embraces what makes herself unique while challenging communities to view inclusion differently.