Renata is a geologist enthusiastic about the energy sector. Her career in the energy sector started in 2015 while working on research projects with leading petroleum companies in Brazil. In 2019, she started exploring the renewable energy sector at the University of Saskatchewan where she received a master’s degree from the Department of Geography and Planning and worked as a research group leader at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. Her research portfolio includes studies on energy policy, Indigenous and local renewable energy projects and renewable energy clusters. Currently, she is a Senior Policy Analyst in Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Energy and Resources working with Indigenous engagement and participation and Carbon Capture and Storage.