We are delighted to extend a warm welcome back to Dr. Edsel Peña! Over the last three years, Dr. Peña has undertaken a remarkable role as a Program Director in the Statistics Program of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), showcasing his commitment to advancing statistical knowledge on a broader scale. Now that he has returned to our department, we eagerly anticipate the wealth of expertise and fresh perspectives he brings, particularly as he takes on the exciting task of teaching a new course on causal inference. Dr. Peña's extensive experience and dedication to statistical education and research will undoubtedly enrich the learning journey of our students. Welcome back, Dr. Peña! We eagerly look forward to the valuable insights and inspiration you'll share with us in this next phase of your academic journey.