Peno joined the Washington Innocence Project in 2023 as a Paralegal. Previously, she worked at a criminal defense law firm. Her passion for serving people impacted by the criminal justice system started from having loved ones who are incarcerated.
Peno graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018, with a degree in Spanish Language and Literature. She is bilingual, speaking fluent Spanish and English. In college, she also studied the history of the prison system in the United States.
In her spare time, Peno loves to read and spend time with Luna, her Chihuahua.