Pam and her husband of 26 years relocated to the Bay Area from Baltimore, Maryland. They have two children, Samantha Adaeze, 25, who graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, CA and is currently pursuing her masters at Hope International University in southern CA and CJ, 22, who transferred to Norfolk State in Norfolk, VA this fall. Pamela was born and raised in Saginaw, MI where her curiosity for science was piqued in an advanced high school biology class. She received her B.A. in Biology from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. After settling in the Bay Area, she entered the Teaching Credential program at National University. She spent the last twelve years teaching middle school science in the Diocese of Oakland at St. Elizabeth Elementary School, a Dominican School. She enjoys reading, particularly fiction and historical novels. Family and friendships are important to Pam as she strongly believes they have nurtured her growth spiritually and otherwise. She also enjoys traveling to new places and meeting people of different cultures and ethnicities.