Pamela was born and raised in St. Lambert, QC, where she attended primary and secondary school and CEGEP. She received her undergraduate degree in Honours Chemistry from the University of Waterloo in 1985, and an M.Sc. in chemistry from Carleton in 1990, where after she began teaching as a Student Sessional Lecturer. She has been at Carleton in some role ever since.
Pamela is interested in post-secondary education, and has been involved in curriculum throughout her years at Carleton. She has been Director of the Integrated Science Institute, and a member of the curriculum committees for the Chemistry Department, the Integrated Science Institute and the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science. She is a member of the Science Committee on Academic Planning and the Senate Quality Assurance and Planning Committee (SQAPC) and has also served on the Senate Committee on Curriculum, Admission, and Studies Policy (SCCASP).
Pamela is currently a member of the university Senate, and has served as a member of the Senate Academic Governance Committee.
Pamela has been elected to the Board of Governors for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2025.