Pamela Hays holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii, an MS in Counseling Psychology from the University of Alaska, a BA in psychology from New Mexico State University, and a certificate in French from La Sorbonne in Paris.  From 1987-1988, she served as NIMH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by 11 years on the graduate faculty of Antioch University Seattle.  Her research has included work with Tunisian women in North Africa, and Southeast Asian people in the United States. She is author of several books and articles including her most recent Addressing Cultural Complexities in Counseling and Clinical Practice: An Intersectional Approach (2022), and APA has produced numerous training videos of her work with clients.

Since 2000, Pam has been back on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, home of the Dena’ina, where she has worked in community and tribal mental health including with the Dena’ina Wellness Center. Pam loves to write, and in her fifties, returned to UAA where she completed her MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) in creative nonfiction.