Renata is a Political Scientist and Researcher at UNIDIR and leads the Gender and Disarmament Programme. A recipient of the United Nations Women Scholarship for Peace, Renata has conducted research and published on international cooperation on security, disarmament, nonproliferation and arms control, and nuclear energy governance. She holds a PhD in History and Politics from the Vargas Foundation, Brazil and a master's degree in International Politics and Security from the University College of London, UK. She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Renata’s areas of expertise include gender and multilateral disarmament fora, nuclear energy policy-making and technology governance.