Renata first joined FLIC as a volunteer in 2011, when the We Are Florida campaign was taking shape. Throughout the years, Renata maintained a commitment to social justice and continued to elevate our communities through education, community service, and civic engagement. She has supported initiatives that advance racial justice, women’s rights, economic equity, and participatory politics while serving on multiple boards and committees within different non-profits. Prior to joining FLIC’s team, Renata worked for 9 years as a teaching assistant/instructor in South Florida. She received her MA in Women & Gender Studies from Florida Atlantic University and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology (international migration focus) at Florida International University.