Renata Bozzetto is a Brazilian immigrant who has been making Florida a home since 2004. A trained researcher and an avid change-maker, Renata crafts transformative actions by weaving analytic rigor to everyday practices. Her prior experiences working in the informal economy and as a member of a mixed-status family help to inform strategies to reach and engage immigrants who are navigating multiple challenges as they settle in the US. Today, Renata has the honor of serving the 80+ organizations that make the Florida Immigrant Coalition – a statewide, non-partisan, intergenerational, multi-ethnic and member-led coalition working to make Florida a true home for all, including immigrants.

Renata first joined FLIC as a volunteer in 2010, and actively participated in the 2011 campaign that prevented a copycat of Arizona’s SB1070 law from being implemented in Florida. FLIC became Renata’s political home, and she has expressed her commitment to intersectional coalition building while serving on multiple boards and committees of organizations supporting racial justice, women’s rights, economic equity, and our democracy. Prior to joining FLIC’s team, Renata worked for 9 years as a teaching assistant/instructor at South Florida public universities. She received her MA in Women & Gender Studies from Florida Atlantic University and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Florida International University.