About Me

Instructor Peña has worked in the geography industry in several capacities. She started her career at Navigation Technologies, a navigation system company (digitizing road networks for smartphone maps and other Geographic Information Science applications), in hi-tech as a Program Manager at Sun Microsystems, and at the U.S. Geological Survey (as a geographer/cartographer). She has been teaching college geography since 2006 and currently teaches online at SJSU, De Anza College, and Lake Tahoe Community College.

Instructor Peña is very passionate about international travel and seeing new places. She has been to over 30 different countries and hope to get to many more in the future! She strives to instill this passion for geography and travel in all her students.

Classes I Teach

Summer 2024

11186GEO 1051ZWorld Regional Geography
11743GEO 1052ZWorld Regional Geography

Spring 2024

42538GEO 1064ZWorld Regional Geography
44501GEO 1065ZWorld Regional Geography

Faculty Info

Eileen Peña

Eileen Peña
Part-Time Faculty





  • M.A. in Geography from San Jose State University
  • B.S. in Social Sciences from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Office Hours

Spring Quarter 

Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m.

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