As a PSC consultant, Pam has found the perfect way to combine her love for political science and research with her introverted nature. She gets to spend a good deal of time programming surveys and turning sizable amounts of data into useful information. In addition to analyzing quantitative data, Pam enjoys categorizing and synthesizing open-ended survey and interview responses so that clients have a way to understand and measure respondents’ input. Although Pam is most happy alone at her computer, she does step outside her comfort zone to work directly with clients and colleagues. At these times, Pam admits that she enjoys the human interaction that consulting demands.
Aside from survey research, Pam relishes performing other types of research as well, such as literature reviews, and regularly writing reports, notes, and other summary documents. She also assists colleagues on the health and human services team with meeting facilitation.
Pam has over 20 years of experience working in various offices as an administrative assistant, an office manager, an accounting clerk, and a human resources assistant. Her history with PSC also includes roles as a research assistant and program assistant, positions which she’s held during her 12 plus years with the firm.
A Little More…
Education: BS in Political Science from Central Michigan University
With PSC since: February 1998 (the first time), September 2011 (the second time)
PSC superpower: Quietness, thoughtfulness, and a rocking sense of humor
Favorite part of working at PSC: Data, so much data
Why Michigan? For better or for worse, it’s home