Penny has studied archaeology to Masters level at university and throughout her time there made regular visits to Vindolanda as an excavation volunteer. When the opportunity came up in 2017 to become a member of the Vindolanda Trust team for a placement year, she made the move from Oxfordshire to Northumberland. Whilst in her first role at the Trust, she applied for the job of Activities Officer as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Wooden Underworld Project and extension to the museum.

Penny now enjoys working within the Events Team, coordinating actives and events that happen at both Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum and letting loose her creativity to come up with some amazing activities for people to take part in when they visit.

Outside of work Penny is currently challenging herself to learn British Sign Language and also tries to keep active. She enters the Vindolanda 10K each year she can – keep an eye out for her!