Renata is a young woman from Brazil who has been engaged in the fight against climate change for four years. She has conducted research on climate policy at the University of Queensland Australia, has presented a paper on gender equality in climate finance as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Climate Finance in Bangladesh, has been a research intern at Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, developing the Women Speak project about women on the frontlines of climate action, and has also attended COP21 with the official delegation of Brazil, for which she was supported by and acted as a reporter for the Embassy of France in Brazil. She attended the Yenching Social Innovation Forum in China as one of the 35 young leaders from the entire world on sustainability, where she presented her pitch on women's voices in climate action, being the only female representative from Brazil. Renata interned for the Tinker Institute on International Law and Organizations, where she conducted research on migrants and refugees, gender equality and sustainability, as well as represented the organization at the Commission on the Status of Women, the ECOSOC Youth Forum, and multiple international law events in New York City. Her paper presented in Bangladesh was co-written with the founder of the Tinker Institute, Dr. Catherine Tinker.
Renata has continuously been spreading the word about the need for climate action, and she represented a large youth-NGO in Brazil, Engajamundo, at the Massachusetts Institute at Technology during the Crowds and Climate Conference; She was one of the authors of Engajamundo's winning project in the category "Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate".
In conclusion, in her 22 years of age, Renata has traveled the world to speak on environmental issues and the need for the inclusion of vulnerable groups, such as youth and women, in these talks.