December 2015: The Ventura County Star newspaper quote Dr. Peña in an article titled, "California Lutheran, CSU Channel Islands among colleges welcoming more students with autism"
March 2013: Dr. Peña was featured in the Ventura County Star to promote the Autism Society of Ventura County (ASVC) Aut2Run event. Dr. Peña has been involved with ASVC since 2010.
September 2012: The Ventura County Star newspaper quoted Dr. Peña in an article titled "Programs Help Autistic Students Succeed in College."
April 2012: The Autism Society of Ventura County (ASVC) awarded Dr. Peña and her husband, Damien, an "Awesome in Autism Award" for Parents of the Year. They received the award at the Reach for the Stars benefit on April 21st. For more information (ASVC), please visit: http://www.autismventura.org/
January 2012: Dr. Peña's journey with her son's diagnosis and her emerging research on autism is documented in an article, titled Making Way for Diego, in CLU Magazine
January 2012: The Camarillo Acorn Newspaper featured Dr. Peña's story of advocacy in the article, "What it Takes to Navigate the System"