Pam is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. Since 2001, she has led and conducted multiple ethnographic field studies in fishing communities, including the socio-economic effects of Hurricane Katrina, effects of offshore oil drilling, sand mining, and hurricanes, and extensive work in Marine Protected Areas and their socio-cultural impacts. Pam joined the LWC team in 2008 as a Senior Research Associate and provides oversight for all LWC survey instruments, directs the analysis, compilation and reporting of human informant data and directs strategies for the community consensus process whether it be
for downtown visioning or the structure of a management entity
within a fishing community.