Renee was born and raised in Houston, TX and studied at The University of Texas at Austin majoring in Plan II and Urban Studies. Besides Sibs’ Journey, she is passionate about education and mentors a seventh grader at KIPP Austin College Prep. Renee recently biked from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK through Texas 4000 to raise money for cancer research.

I am committed to Sibs’ Journey because I am a “sib supporter” - I am not a sib myself, but the community of sibs that I’ve had the privilege to know is full of kind, intelligent, and compassionate people who have genuine concerns about (and adoration for) their family life. They are a group of people who I see as powerful advocates - for themselves, their siblings, and their families. Theirs is a cause that I believe in deeply.
My experiences with Sibs’ Journey have also taught me to be a better friend. Now that I have a better understanding of the sib experience, my sib friends know they can share anything with me, free of judgement. As a sib supporter, I don’t always know the right thing to say, but I have learned to be the friend that will listen and I have learned to be an ally.
Sibs exemplify selflessness and strength and they are a community that I am proud to support.