Following her graduation from Newcomb College in 1983 with her Bachelor of Arts in History, Norma entered into Tulane’s University College and obtained a Certificate in Paralegal Studies. She has Certification from the Louisiana Institute for Administrative Assistants and is a Certified Lay Health Advocate and former Certified Facilitator in Racial Sobriety. She is also a graduate of the City of New Orleans Citizens Leadership Academy and New Orleans FBI Citizens Academy. She has worked as office administrator and paralegal for twelve years at various law firms specializing in personal injury, successions, government relations, tax, and healthcare. She has spent the last twenty years working as a Judicial Administrative Assistant at the state and appellate courts in New Orleans.
Norma is an avid community volunteer. She currently serves as Vice-President of New Orleans Business & Professional Women’s Club and Vice President of the Police Community Advisory Board for the 4th District of New Orleans. She is a current member and former Executive Board Secretary for the New Orleans FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and current Social Outreach Chair for the Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary. Post-hurricane Katrina, she was appointed by the Archdiocese of New Orleans as a Facilitator for the process of merging parishes and establishing mission churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.