2006 - MSc Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Alberta
2003 - BSc Honors Biotechnology (with Distinction), University of Manitoba
Ms Penner has more than 10 years of experience working in the oil sands mining industry, where she studied the geochemical and water chemistry aspects of establishing best practices for oil sands reclamation. She is knowledgeable in microbiology, chemistry, geochemistry, hydrocarbon degradation, molecular genetics, and environmental science.
Ms Penner has authored six papers, three as first author, in journals such as Environmental Science and Technology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, and Canadian Journal of Microbiology.
Editing and Reviewing Experience
Ms Penner has an Editing Certificate from Simon Fraser University and more than 2 years of experience editing scientific journal manuscripts, mainly written by ESL academics. She has edited for researchers in the fields of environmental geochemistry, environmental engineering, and anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation. She joined Edanz Group as an editor in 2019.
Ms Penner has written numerous corporate reports and literature reviews on the topic of oil sands reclamation. She is currently working on a summary document discussing the use of pit lakes in oil sands reclamation.