Cameron has a B.A. in economics from Rhodes College. After a career in the corporate sector, she began work on legislative issues and philanthropy in both the animal and environmental fields. She has held staff and advisory positions at local and international organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and Animal Care Centers of New York City. Cameron has served on numerous boards and firmly believes in the interconnectedness of human health, environmentalism, and animal protection. Her son is a professor of philosophy at Stanford University and her daughter is a Bay Area corporate lawyer with Fenwick & West. Cameron divides her time among Florida, North Carolina and California, spending as much time as possible with her family and their rescue dog, Georgia.