Camille Penrod

Camille Penrod has been a public relations intern at Ancestry since June 2015 focusing her efforts on supporting the communications team. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University cum laude and with honors earning a B.A in Communications and minors in Business Management and Ballroom Dance. When Camille is not at work she enjoys teaching dance and playing games with family and friends from her home town. She is proud to be the granddaughter of an FBI agent and the great-great-granddaughter of a farmer who grew some of the largest apples in Utah.

Ancestry Employees Give Back

Posted by Camille Penrod on October 12, 2016 in Inside our Offices

At Ancestry we’re always looking for ways to give back which is why we work with Habitat for Humanity to provide financial support and employee volunteers to help build and repair houses so people can have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.   Employees from our Lehi, Orem and Salt Lake City offices Read More

Join Ancestry for Genomics Meetup kick-off event Wednesday

Posted by Camille Penrod on October 10, 2016 in DNA, Inside our Offices

As consumer genomics grows in popularity and becomes more affordable, Ancestry is pleased to announce a new Bay Area Genomics Meetup group. The goal of this group is to encourage collaboration between companies and academia to help solve difficult and interesting technology and scientific problems to address this rapidly growing market. Topics will vary from Read More

Ancestry Hosts First Tech/Product Meetup in New Lehi HQ

Posted by Camille Penrod on September 29, 2016 in Events, Inside our Offices, Operations

Ancestry recently announced the creation of a Tech and Product User Group in Utah with the goal of encouraging collaboration between companies across the Wasatch Front to solve difficult and interesting technology and science problems. This group is intended for technologist, scientist, and product professionals who want to learn, network and grow together. Topics will Read More

Visualizing Data with Tableau

Posted by Camille Penrod on November 11, 2015 in Operations

At Ancestry we quickly analyze billions of rows of data to deliver insights from our massive database to internal and external audiences. To do this we need tools that have the right capabilities and can be easily adopted by our tech team. In a recent Q&A video Bill Yetman, VP of Commerce, Data and Analytics Read More

Ancestry Intern Day: Networking, Food and Fun

Posted by Camille Penrod on August 13, 2015 in Inside our Offices, TechRoots

Last week, Ancestry interns from the Provo office gathered to participate in this summer’s Ancestry Intern Day. This day of food, networking, presentations and zip lining celebrated the program and our talented interns. During the intern day, a sampling of interns from different teams presented their favorite projects to Ancestry leadership and their peers. Ancestry Read More

Cathy Petti joins Ancestry leadership to spearhead developments in tech and consumer health

Posted by Camille Penrod on July 31, 2015 in Health, Operations

Ancestry recently announced the launch of AncestryHealth in beta and the appointment of Cathy Petti as the new Chief Health Officer (CHO) of AncestryHealth. She joins our strong and growing leadership team with the initiative to guide our robust genomics, bioinformatics, privacy and security teams in a health-focused strategy and empower consumers to take charge of their Read More

Q&A with the Barefoot Genealogist

Posted by Camille Penrod on June 19, 2015 in Inside our Offices

After attending computer camp at the age of twelve, Crista Cowan’s father gave her a special task—computerize decades of family history information. She spent years of Sunday afternoons preserving her family history. This task became a hobby, then an obsession. It lead her to private client jobs and then a career as a Corporate Genealogist Read More