Renny received Bachelor of Arts at Mills College in 1982. Then she earned Master of Arts at San Jose State University in 1986, and Doctor of Philosophy at University California in 1992.
Renny worked as an editor in Horse Lovers' National, Literature of Liberty, and Gilroy Dispatch untill 1984. Then she held the position of a lecturer in English in San Jose State University, Cabrillo Community College, and California State University. In 1993 - 1994 she was a lecturer in San Jose State University and University of California. She also was a member of an electronic bulletin board Sixties Project Collective, and an associate fellow of Institute for Advanced Technology and the Humanities. Now she gives readings from her works.
Renny is not a religious person.
Modern Language Association of America
American Studies Association
Popular Culture Association
Asian American Studies Association
Association for Asian Studies
National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
National Writers Union
Philosophical Association of the Pacific Coast
California American Studies Association