Program Administrator for the Children with Incarcerated Parents
Irvine Peck’s-Agaya joined the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy in August 2021.
Irvine Peck’s-Agaya, M.A., is the Program Administrator for the Children with Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Initiative at the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP). She plans, organizes, and coordinates the daily operations of the department.
Ms. Peck’s-Agaya’s commitment to advance equitable, inclusive public policies and restorative justice practices have largely been influenced by her experience with an incarcerated loved one at a young age. She co-founded Transforming, Reinventing, And Prospering (T.R.AP.) House, a business incubator seeking to help former incarcerated individuals establish legal ventures in Hartford, CT as an undergraduate student at Wesleyan University. At T.R.A.P. House, Ms. Peck’s-Agaya utilized social entrepreneurship and teaching as forms of progressive, humane, and research-based solution to recidivism. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Wesleyan University and she has a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut. While in graduate school, Ms. Peck’s-Agaya served on several committees including Anti-Racism Professional Development Committee and facilitated Race and Equity dialogues within the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
Ms. Peck’s-Agaya is from Limoges, France, but finds her roots in Gabon and Haiti. Fluent in French and Haitian Creole, she was educated in Boynton Beach, Fl and currently resides in Hartford.