Our Team

Pamela Clemens

Regional Director | Northern California

An award-winning educator with more than twenty-five years of experience teaching and mentoring teenagers at private and public schools throughout California, Pamela is a passionate advocate for youth mental health. Pamela has been a language teacher (German, French, Latin) and ELL instructor, and served as the Director of Service Learning and International Dean at a leading college preparatory high school. She has hosted international students from countries including Australia, China, Germany, Russia, and Turkey and acted as a cross-cultural ambassador through her own studies abroad, international service and travel.

In these roles Pamela has developed deep relationships, inspired and coordinated individual, small group, and school-wide service learning projects reaching local communities and countries around the world, with a focus on instilling values such as respect, equality, inclusion, peace, and social justice. Pamela excels at teaching youth how to brainstorm, organize, and implement projects to have impact, then to reflect upon and share their learning and experiences with others. She is proud of the numerous teens she has mentored who have completed service projects that have won Presidential Volunteer Service Awards and California Outstanding Youth Philanthropy Awards. Having been active in supporting youth mental health for years, Pamela recently became a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor.

Pamela holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in Education from Stanford University and has completed advanced language study at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California and the Freie Universt├Ąt Berlin in Germany. A native of Carmel, Pamela currently lives in Tiburon, California with her partner, Mark, and is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Isabelle.