State Strategies Assistant
Jacob (Jake) Peña is a State Strategies Assistant with the Center’s State Fiscal Project. Prior to joining the Center, Peña served as a Legislative Fellow in the Texas Senate during the 85th Legislative Session, where he worked in policy areas such as state affairs, business and commerce, and health and human services. In 2016 the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) awarded him National Man of the Year for his work within the Latinx community. He holds a B.A. in government from The University of Texas at Austin.