Gwen provides reference and consultation services to the Veterinary Medicine community at Penn Vet Philadelphia campus and the New Bolton Center campus.

Before coming to Penn, she worked as a School Library Media Specialist. She began her career as a microbiologist performing a variety of assays and laboratory procedure and has worked as a science teacher in both Texas and Pennsylvania. Her immersion in science is not limited to her teaching and work as a microbiologist; she grew up on a Texas ranch that employs scientific processes for data-driven decision-making.

Gwen holds an MLS from Kutztown University and a BA in biology from the University of Texas, Austin.

Gwen Fancy