Pam is a postdoctoral researcher with the Hydro-biogeochemistry group investigating arsenic cycling in contaminated urban lakes in western Washington. She received a PhD in chemical oceanography from the University of Washington in 2015 where she studied the role of particles in marine trace metal biogeochemistry. Prior to graduate school, Pam taught high school chemistry, physics, and biology in the Oakland Unified school District. Pam completed her undergraduate work at the University of Rochester, earning a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in political science. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, reading, and dance and is learning to sail.