Penny is an environmental scientist-turned-entrepreneur and author. She’s worked as a climate scientist, an invasive species biologist, and a wilderness park ranger. Motivated by a deep passion to raise a generation of environmental leaders, in 2010 Penny founded Green Kid Crafts, a children’s media company that provides kids around the world with convenient and eco-friendly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) activities. Today, it’s become a leader in the subscription industry, with over 1 million packages shipped worldwide that have exposed a generation to think about and take a leadership role in sustainability.
She is also the founder of Green Planet Media and the host of This Green Planet Podcast. She’s authored five books, including Lessons from Inspiring Women in STEM and How to Inspire the Next Generation to Become Sustainability Leaders and she’s a regular columnist for Entrepreneur, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, and Authority Magazine writing about tech, STEM education, and the environment. She’s a seasoned leader, an inspiring speaker, an encouraging business mentor, and a creative writer.