After graduating high school, Pam Faris worked at Fisher Body while attending Mott Community College where she obtained an Associates degree. She later obtained a Bachelor's degree from Baker College. In 1989, Pam went to work in the Prosecutors office as a Case Coordinator and Jury Coordinator for Genesee County. In the court system, she was instrumental in shortening the number of days jurors are on call from two weeks to two days. When she retired she was president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 916, Chapter 10. Pam was selected to serve on the Michigan Community Service Commission, the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) and the Michigan Women's Commission.