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founder | executive director

Marquis victor

Marquis Victor (he/him) is founder and executive director of Elevated Thought. He leads ET's vision, goals, and mission. He believes "creativity is essential for human flourishing" and grounds his personal and professional pursuits in this perceived truth. 
In addition to being a poet and artist, Marquis has a master's degree in Education from Lesley University and compiled over seven years of public school experience before focusing on Elevated Thought full-time. Prioritizing a process of conversation, creativity, and collaboration, Marquis built and facilitated the art and social justice curriculum that serves as the foundation for all of ET's creative youth development and youth organizing work.

A father, husband, and abstract thinker, he earned his Doctor of Education at Northeastern University with a focus on Organizational Leadership. 




  • poetry

  • mixed media

  • design

  • education

  • leadership

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