Penny earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT in 2009 and then worked at the Idaho National Laboratory for four years. Penny completed her PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Utah in 2018 under Dr. Andy Anderson. Her graduate research applied a variety of experimental and computational methods to quantify population-based morphometrics and subject-specific biomechanics towards improving our understanding of the initiation and progression of hip diseases affecting young, active populations. For her postdoctoral research, Penny utilized high-resolution imaging to evaluate bone remodeling and healing in patients with radius fractures under Prof. Ralph Mueller at ETH Zurich and Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland. In late 2020, Penny returned to Utah as a Research Associate at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute with a continuing focus on advancing the computational methods used to understand hip and other orthopaedic pathologies.