Renato Rocha is a policy analyst within CLASP’s Income and Work Supports team. He focuses on issues regarding work requirements and other related provisions across programs as well as access to public benefits for immigrant families.
Prior to CLASP, Renato was an economic policy analyst at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), where he conducted analysis of consumer protection, budget, tax, disaster relief, and labor issues that impact the wellbeing of Latino and immigrant communities. Earlier in his career, Renato engaged in efforts to promote comprehensive immigration reform and advocate for enforcement of farmworker labor-protection laws at Farmworker Justice. In graduate school, he also had the opportunity to work at the National Immigration Law Center, where he analyzed policy issues affecting deferred action recipients.
Renato holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College. In 2013, Renato served as a Fulbright Public Policy Initiative Fellow to Mexico.