Best known under the moniker Penelope Trunk, she is an American businesswoman, blogger, and author who is known for her self-titled blog and for running the Quistic education company. She is also a writer for Business 2.0 Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, and the Boston Globe.
She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a professional beach volleyball player. She graduated from Brandeis University and started working as a marketing executive within the software industry. She then started working as a writer for Fortune Magazine.
She has published several of her own books as well including Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success and The Power of Mentors: The Guide to finding and Learning from Your Ideal Mentor.
She was born and raised in Chicago.