Jo Peña has been an intern and temp in APA's Research Department since May 2017. In her new position she will collaborate with partners on sponsored research, contribute to the Planning Advisory Service, and support affiliated groups. Jo expects to receive a Master's in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in May. She served as President of the Urban Planning and Policy Student Association, which received an Outstanding PSO Award from APA in 2018. A Miami native, Jo earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, a B.A. in Sociology, and a Certificate in Urban Studies from the University of South Florida.