University of Illinois Extension

Pam Atkinson
Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Economics
Livingston/McLean/Woodford Unit
402 North Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
pratkins@illinois.edu

Pam Atkinson is the Consumer Economics Educator for Extension based in McLean County. She also serves Livingston and Woodford counties.

Her background is in Family and Consumer Sciences education and she has just finished a master's degree at Illinois State University in Human Development and Family Resources. She taught for a couple of years in the Ridgeview School District and spent some time in McLean County Unit 5 schools.

Pam's teaching areas currently include budgeting and family finances, credit cards, credit reports and credit scores, and in "green" programs- how saving energy not only helps the environment but saves you money as well.

Pam grew up in a southern suburb of Chicago. She wanted to join 4-H and raise hogs but that wasn't an option in the suburbs. She has worked and volunteered for several environmental based organizations especially ones involved in sustainable farming practices. She currently lives in McLean County with her husband and two grown children.

She is looking forward to helping area residents achieve maximum "wallet wellness". She is a contributor to the Plan Well Retire Well blog.

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