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 splitting her time between working within the Events Team, coordinating activities and events that happen at both Roman Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum and being on site during the excavations and supervising the volunteers.

Outside of work Penny is currently challenging herself to learn British Sign Language.