Pamela Novo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her family emigrated to Australia when she was two years old. She holds a bachelor's degree in design and technology, and a master's degree in secondary education from Western Sydney University, and has completed post-graduate studies in leadership, Adobe software and information communication technologies. Since 2009, Novo has been a secondary-school computing, design and technology teacher. She is studying towards a bachelor's degree in computer science (gaming) at Charles Sturt University. In 2016, she was awarded a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists scholarship. In May 2017, she gave birth to her son, Valentino.