Kristel Penn received her Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University and holds a Marketing Certificate from Santa Monica College. She is currently the Marketing and Editorial Director at Grooby, the leading producer of trans erotica. With over eight years of experience, she has worked diligently as an advocate within her industry to promote visibility and empowerment through sex positivity.

She is featured in the book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, named after the popular YouTube movement started by Dan Savage and was featured in photographer Dave Naz’s book, Genderqueer and Other Identities.

Along with fellow board members Buck Angel and Steven Grooby, she helped create the non-profit organization ‘Trans Adult Industry Foundation’ at

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