Renee’ Mowatt (she/her) graduated from Florida A&M University in 2014 with a B.S. in public relations. While a student at FAMU, Renee’ witnessed the development and impact of the Dream Defenders shortly after the murder of Trayvon Martin. During her undergraduate career, she wrote for the FAMUAN newspaper and “Journey” magazine and completed communications internships serving Black and Brown communities in Tallahassee, Fla., and Atlanta. She eventually received an opportunity to study abroad in South Africa where she studied land reform policies and the agricultural impact of apartheid on Black South Africans. Renee’ began her career as a social marketing specialist at Zimmerman Advertising in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she gained skills in digital advertising and social strategy. Her involvement with the Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County led her to the New Florida Majority, a statewide social justice organization, where she served as the communications coordinator for nearly two years. Renee’ currently lives in Alexandria, Va., enjoys traveling (a lot), good food and spending time with family.