Student Spotlight

Renato Rocha
Renato Rocha
MPA2, Class of 2016
III - Domestic Policy
Oakland, CA
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Biography

Renato attended Occidental College, where he studied politics and was awarded a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship to Princeton University. While at Occidental he studied abroad in Valparaiso, Chile and had the opportunity to research social policy issues in China, Ireland and Northern Ireland. After graduation, he moved to Washington, DC to work on United States labor and immigration policy at Farmworker Justice. For two years, he was involved in the organization’s efforts to promote comprehensive immigration reform and advocate for enforcement of farmworker labor-protection laws. Before joining WWS, Renato studied the international labor recruitment process within the H-2 visa temporary worker program as a Fulbright Public Policy Initiative Fellow in Mexico City. At WWS, he hopes to strengthen his understanding of employment-based immigration and labor economics.