As a consultant, Pam has found the perfect way to combine her love for political science and research with her introverted nature. She gets to spend most of the work day in her office, out of the fray, turning sizable amounts of data into useful information. Pam particularly enjoys categorizing and synthesizing hundreds of pages of open-ended survey responses so that clients have a way to understand and measure respondents’ input. Although Pam is most happy alone at her computer, she occasionally steps outside her comfort zone and works directly with clients and colleagues. At these times, Pam admits that she actually enjoys the human interaction that consulting demands.
On a day-to-day basis, Pam schedules meetings, prepares agendas, writes meeting summaries, drafts correspondence, and programs surveys. She also assists her colleagues on the health team with administrative tasks and manages all of PSC’s human resource paperwork.
Pam has over 20 years of experience working in various offices as an administrative assistant, an office manager, an accounting clerk, a human resources assistant, and a research assistant—a position she held during her first stint at PSC from 1998–2001.
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: Making the qualitative quantitative
Why Michigan? For better or for worse, it’s home