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Joanne Penko and Jacob Thomas


Joanne Penko and Jacob Thomas

Joanne Penko and Jacob Thomas will be married July 30, 2011, at Ampitheatre of the Redwoods in Santa Cruz, Calif. Joanne is the daughter of Susan and Paul Penko of Berea, Ohio. She is a 1993 graduate of Berea High School and a 1997 graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. In 2001, she received a masters degree in genetics from the University of California, San Francisco, and in 2004 earned a second masters degree, in public health, from University of California Berkley. She works as a project coordinator for a grant program at UC San Francisco, and in the fall plans to pursue a doctorate there, studying epidemiology and translational sciences. Jacob is the son of Sharon and Larry Thomas of Wasilla, past owners of the Eagle River Car Wash/Duck Pond. He is a 1993 graduate of Chugiak High School, a 1997 graduate of University of Oregon at Eugene, with a Bachelor of Science in computer science/engineering. He works as a senior software engineer with Intuit, Inc., in Mountain View, Calif.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.