Pam Smolen was raised an army brat living in Alaska, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and finally settling in Texas. She grew up enjoying the outdoors, hiking, and camping. She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She discovered the wonderful world of birds about ten years ago and has been hooked ever since.
Pam is a former Vice-Chair and Chair of the Houston Ornithology Group. Currently she is the Ornithology Group Librarian. She is an active volunteer for Houston Audubon. She has been Chair of the Birdathon committee and participates in many coastal work days. Pam contributes to Houston Audubonís Citizen Science Program. She is the leader of the Houston Chimney Swift Count.