Pamela has been a research fellow at the University of Auckland NZ, a member of the Forest Sciences Board of the BC Ministry of Forests, a Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, a university instructor on Haida Gwaii and at Algoma University. She began her academic career in biology, specializing in freshwater ecology at the University of Waterloo. After working with the Canadian Forest Service in Sault Ste. Marie as a summer student, she returned to university to complete her Masters of Science in Forestry at UBC. She is co-editor of the book Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada (UBC Press 2013). In 2014, Pamela returned to her home community of Garden River First Nation with her husband and son.