Pamela A. White (born 1948 in Lewiston, Maine) is an American diplomat. In November 2010, White was named United States Ambassador to The Gambia by President Barack Obama. She was the second Maine woman to serve as a United States ambassador, with the first being Margaret Joy Tibbetts. In January 2012, White was appointed United States Ambassador to Haiti.
Education and early life
White was born in Lewiston, Maine and grew up in neighboring Auburn. In 1967, White graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn. She then attended the University of Maine, from which she graduated in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She earned a master's degree from the School for International Training in Vermont and then a degree in international development from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
White served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon from 1971 to 1973. Prior to her appointment as ambassador, White worked for the United States Agency for International Development beginning in 1978. With USAID, White served in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Haiti, Egypt and South Africa. From 1999 to 2001, she was the deputy director for East Africa.