Green Festival Speakers

Pamela Knights


Pamela Knights earned a BS in Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Art and Architecture. While in college she had the opportunity to work for several fashion businesses in Los Angeles, Chicago and NYC through the professional practice program offered at UC. After moving to Long Beach with her husband, she worked as a designer for swimwear and Juniors sportswear companies such as Ocean Pacific and Barely Legal for 10 years in the active wear market. In 1995, she began teaching fashion illustration and design classes for LBCC and Santa Ana Community College as a part- time instructor and freelanced for apparel manufacturers while raising her two children. She was hired by Long Beach City College in 2000 to work full time as the fashion program director. Pamela is passionate about teaching fashion classes and loves the culturally diverse backgrounds and enthusiastic personalities of the students at Long Beach City College. Pamela produces the annual fashion show that showcases the talents of the LBCC fashion program students and sponsors the fashion club on campus. She serves on the Fashion symposium planning committee, which presents a yearly Fashion Symposium for approximately 1000 fashion students from across the state of California. Pamela is a Long Beach City College academic senator and a member of the Career and Technical Education committee. She serves on the Family and Consumer Studies Statewide Advisory board as the fashion educator representative. Pamela has been a member of The Fashion Group International for 12 years and has recently become involved with Fair Trade Long Beach.