Ms. Peña was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She discovered her passion for Education from the moment she took her first Education class. Upon graduating from Swarthmore College, Ms. Peña went on to become a 2nd Grade Assistant Teacher at Collegiate School for three years, and a 3rd Grade Associate Teacher at The Brearley School for one year. During this time, she attended Bank Street College of Education, where she received her Masters in Literacy and Childhood General Education. She strives to integrate her passion for creativity, particularly the arts and creative writing, into the classroom across all academic subjects. She currently lives in New Jersey. When not teaching, Ms. Peña enjoys a wide array of activities including traveling, crocheting, painting, reading, and spending time with her family.