Wenc is a writer, historian, museum consultant, and editor. She has worked on museum and public history projects for the National Park Service, Harvard University Libraries, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has published journalism, history, and creative nonfiction. Wenc received her B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins College, and her M.A. in the History of Science from Harvard University.