50 influential fictional women in nerd history

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Pam Beasley

It took Pam a while to become a fully formed character all on her own, but that’s what makes her so relatable. During the first part of The Office, she’s in a terrible relationship where she’s only really herself when she’s with Jim Halpert.

To many, that is a real part of life. You hide the things about you that make you unique, and you pretend to be this other person because you think that’s what someone wants. But nerdy Pam, who dresses up like Charlie Chaplin alone on Halloween, is something we can all relate to.

She is funny and talented, and, even when things get bad in the last season, she remains true to herself and her beliefs. Pam Beasley is one of those characters that we can all relate to, because she isn’t some special being with powers; she’s just a nerd who marries another nerd and works at a paper company.

She’s relatable, and that’s something that many of us want to see because we don’t see it too often. Most times, the girl who falls in love with the nerdy guy isn’t nerdy herself, but Mike Schur (the creator of The Office) does a great job of showing that nerdy girls are also part of the equation.