Pam Northam Biography
Pam Northam(Pamela Northam) first lady of Virginia, Became the first lady when her husband Ralph Northam(governor) was Sworn in on 13th January 2018.
She is also engaged in other career activities which include: An educator, environmentalist, and longtime advocate.
The first lady has taken a role in Hampton Roads and Virginia to protect water quality and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
Most recently, she has served as community outreach coordinator for Lynnhaven River NOW (LRN), a non-profit environmental group. In this role, Mrs. Northam oversaw advocacy and outreach programs for homeowners, congregations, and businesses to help them to become more sustainable. Mrs could join LRN, she taught high school biology.
Recognizing a need for STEM in elementary education, she became a national award-winning science specialist and worked to develop an inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum for students in grades K through.
She was appointed to the board of trustees of the Science Museum of Virginia, and also Mrs. Northam is a board member of the innovative ‘E3’ School in Norfolk.
After she studied at Baylor University and the University of Texas, she specialized in pediatric occupational therapy, where her work included rehabilitation hospitals, teaching hospitals, and special education.
Pam Northam Age
Northam was born in 1963 in the United States of America. She is 60 years old as of 2023. She has not disclosed the date or month in which she celebrates her birthday.
Pam Northam Height
Northam’s height is good which is around 5 Feet 6 Inches (168 centimeters
Pam Northam Education
She studied at Baylor University and the University of Texas, she specialized in pediatric occupational therapy, where her work included rehabilitation hospitals, teaching hospitals, and special education.
Pam Northam Parents
Information about her parents is still under review it will be updated soon after the result is ready. Pamela Northam became the First Lady of Virginia when her husband, Governor Ralph Northam, was sworn in as governor on January 13. 2018.
Pam Northam Husband
She is married to RalphNortham(Virginia Governor), and the couple has been married since 1987. They have two children, Wes, (a neurosurgery resident)and Aubrey(a web developer).
During an appearance on the campaign trail, The Governor,s wife emphasized her husband’s belief in education, via NBC12, “Ralph and I understand the need for early childhood development and that’s where I think I’m going to really work, and provide more access to quality early childhood, whether it’s cars or education, all the things that are involved.”
Pam Northam kids
Northam has two children, Wes, (a neurosurgery resident)and Aubrey(a web developer).
Pam Northam Net Worth
Pam has an estimated net worth of $56 million dollars as of 2019. During an appearance on the campaign trail, Pam emphasized her and the governor’s belief in education, via NBC12, “Ralph and I understand the need for early childhood development and that’s where I think I’m going to really work, and providing more access to quality early childhood, whether it’s care or education, all the things that are involved.”
Pam Son Also Attended East Virginia Medical School
Her’s son, Wes, is a brain surgeon, having completed his residency at UNC-Chapel Hill and her daughter, Aubrey is a web developer in Richmond, Virginia.
Governor Northam was a pediatric neurosurgeon, prior to going into politics. According to his profile at UNC’s website, Wes Northam also graduated from East Virginia Medical School.
Pam Northam Chief Of Staff
She has served as community outreach coordinator for Lynnhaven River NOW (LRN), a non-profit environmental group. In this role, Mrs.
Northam oversaw advocacy and outreach programs for homeowners, congregations, and businesses to help them to become more sustainable.
Pam Northam Career
She has the following professionalism: a Teacher, Behavioral Therapist, and Environmental Activist
According to her Facebook page, The first lady is a behavioral therapist rather than being a former elementary school teacher and a biology teacher.
After becoming the first lady, she has been working as an environmental activist with a non-profit, Lynnhaven River NOW.
According to Pam’s official profile, she is a member of the board of trustees for the Science Museum of Virginia and a member of the innovative E3 School in Norfolk.
Pam Northam Fell for Norham After He Built a Feeding Apparatus’ to Save Her Kitten
While her husband was governor-elect in Virginia, Pam did an interview with NBC12. The first lady said that she first met her future husband while the couple was studying in San Antonio.
Pam says she was set up on a blind date at a pool party. She described a situation where she was competing with 20 other women at the party for the governor but Pam says she “got the rose.” Pam studied at Baylor University and the University of Texas.
Although, she went on to say that she did not properly fall for the governor until he designed a breathing apparatus to save the life of her cat, Lamont, according to a feature on ALTDaily.com.
Pam told the website, “He brought tools from his neonatal intensive care unit, and together we built a feed apparatus.
He saved my kitten, named Lamont, who lived with us for many years afterward. Who could resist such a great guy?” Pam went on to say that since then, the family has constantly adopted animals from shelters.
Pam Northam Texas
She studied at Texas and Baylor University where later after study, she specialized in pediatric occupational therapy, where her work included rehabilitation hospitals, teaching hospitals, and special education.
Pam Northam Cotton
Virginia’s First Lady Apologizes for Handing Cotton to Black Students on Tour
The tour guide handed raw, prickly cotton to some young black students who were part of a group visiting the oldest operating governor’s mansion in the country, one that was built with slave labor. She asked them to imagine what it would be like to be a slave picking the crop.
What made the request only more shocking, a mother of one of the children said, was who was asking it: Pam Northam, the wife of Ralph S. Northam, the embattled governor of Virginia, who is trying to repair his relationship with African-Americans after a scandal over a racist yearbook photo and an admission of wearing blackface.
The students, aged 13 and 14, were on the tour last Thursday as part of a get-together for State Senate pages as the legislative session closes.
The governor’s office said that Ms. Northam did not single out the black students, but handed the cotton to those nearest to her so that they could pass it around and everyone could feel the sharpness of the stems and leaves, and consider handling the rough materials all day, every day. It is part of her standard procedure, and she had done the same with white visitors.
Pam Northam Is close with former Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. Gov.
Northam served as a junior commissioned officer of Governor Terry McCauliffe. Pam told NBC12 about their relationship saying, “She’s a great teacher, she’s given me all the great pointers and I can only hope to aspire to what she’s done.”
Prior to her husband taking office, Pam and Dorothy McAuliffe met to discuss the transition. Pam told the Washington Post, “We ended up talking about policy and how to move the needle. We realized two hours later we hadn’t talked about the typical first lady things.”
The article also mentioned Pam’s plan to follow Dorothy McAuliffe’s lead in terms of what kind of first lady she wanted to be.
Pam Successfully Fought to Have a Lactation Station in the Virginia State Capitol
The Washington Post reported in January 2019, that Pam had been instrumental, along with Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran, in getting a lactation station put in the Virginia State Capitol.