Welcome to my website!
Feel free to check out my written and video work at premiere universities on the East and West Coast, as well as a sampling of articles that I wrote during my years as a newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I currently write stories and participate in other communications efforts at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the entrepreneurship center for students in the university's engineering school. I previously worked as a web-content manager at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and before that, served as a science writer and communications specialist at Johns Hopkins University — where I promoted the faculty and research at the Baltimore university's bioethics institute via press releases and news features on bioethical issues in mainstream media.
From 2004 to 2009, I served as a writer and editor in Stanford's university-wide communications division. And during the year and a half I lived on the East Coast, I kept a personal blog to keep friends posted. That experience, along with video-production skills and a sense for how to share information via social media, were vital in my evolution from old-school journalist to web-savvy communicator.
Thanks for visiting!
Michael V. Peña (2017), firstname.lastname@example.org