Occupation: Head of Forensics Dividion (Jeffersonian Institute), Forensic Pathologist. Family: Daughter - Michelle Welton (adopted episode 18 of season 4)
Dr. Saroyan is a 'hard line' woman who takes charge of her division and defends them if necessary, as long as she believes they are in the right. In the beginning of the second season, Cam butts heads with Dr. Brennan and the other team members, but eventually accepts their quirks and develops relationships with them. At one point early in Season 2, she considers removing Dr. Brennan from her position at the Jeffersonian, until both Angela and Booth make it abundantly clear if Brennan goes, the entire team will leave with her.
Like all the other "squints", she is interested in Booth and Brennan's relationship. She often overhears Booth and Brennan's telephone exchanges or overly intimate conversations, and smiles or shakes her head at their apparent obliquity and insistence their relationship is strictly platonic and professional.
Cam has a seemingly poor relationship with her younger sister, Felicia, as both of them are very competitive, each of them trying to prove that their life is more fulfilling than the other. However their close relationship can be seen when both sisters decided to ignore Booth after he told Cam about Felicia kissing him in the episode,"The Intern In The Incinerator", where her Dad had his sixtieth birthday.
Cam does have a hidden softer side. During season 2 she states that her mother, who died when she was 23, came to her the day after she died and led her to find a necklace in a drawer. Cam still wears the necklace.
It has also been hinted many times she is an occasional smoker. Cam is has phobias of both spiders (arachnophobia) and snakes (ophidiophobia).
Previously she worked as the New York coroner, performing autopsies in difficult and sometimes unsanitary conditions, and admits to Booth she took the job at the Jeffersonian because of the facilities.
In the beginning of the second season, she butts heads with Dr. Brennan and the team members, but eventually accepts their quirks and develops relationships with them.
In the episode entitled "The Man in the Cell", Camille is almost killed by a neurotoxin (bromomethane) to which she is exposed by serial killer Howard Epps when she was trying to cut into the forehead of the former Mrs Epps. Epps' attack on Dr. Saroyan has an extreme emotional effect on both Brennan and Booth. Luckily, Hodgins manages to find out what the toxin is and alerts the hospital in time to save Cam.
In the season 3 episode of "The Pain in the Heart", it is revealed Dr. Saroyan was a police officer for 10 years prior to obtaining her position in the Jeffersonian.