Stephanie Penn

Stephanie Penn

Stephanie Penn


Stephanie Penn is a documentary photographer and journalist based in the Bay Area. She studied Geology and Studio Art at Cornell College and loves combining her background in visual art and science to communicate stories about California’s nature, plants, and wildlife. She is currently studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with a focus on science and the environment.


  • School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

  • Bachelors Degree in Geology and Art, Cornell College


  • Bay Nature Magazine, March 2018, Discover the Rare Blooms of the Huckleberry Preserve in the East Bay Hills,

  • Pacific Horticulture, October 2018, Protecting California's Flora: A Look Behind the Scenes. Working gardeners share their stories.

  • Growing Wild Blog, self-published blog 2014-Present, A collection of photos, essays, and interviews highlighting the San Francisco Bay Area's open spaces, the plants and wildlife that inhabit them, and stories about the people who make these spaces possible.

  • Photo Exhibit at Cornell College Peter Paul Luce Gallery and Foster City Community Center, fall 2016, selection of photographs from the Growing Wild blog. The project is a “treasure hunt” of sorts, about seeking out wild places in the city and photographing them as if they were part of a true wilderness.


Biodiversity, Climate, Environment, Science