Renee is thrilled to be joining the Florence Project as a Legal Assistant on the Children’s Team. Born in El Paso, Texas, Renee’s drive to serve immigrant communities stems from her experience growing up in a border city. She graduated from Yale University in May 2020 with a B.A. in Humanities. As an undergraduate, Renee served as Head Freshman Counselor by mentoring, aiding, and supporting freshmen students. She also volunteered with the VITA nonprofit program and provided income tax preparation services to low-income community members. Before joining the Florence Project, Renee worked as a Legal Intern with the Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center and provided legal relief for immigrants and refugees. Her experience working with these survivors deepened her passion for empowering immigrant families. In her spare time, Renee enjoys learning about art, cooking, and scrolling on Facebook’s Dogspotting page.