Renee F. Smith is the State Policy Manager with Black Mamas Matter Alliance. In her role, she works with decision makers, advocates, and partners to develop strategies to advance and improve Black Maternal Health on state and national levels. She brings years of experience in public administration, grants management, and project management. Her focus on policy engagement began in food movement spaces organizing for access to fresh produce from local growers into public school nutrition programs. Renee received her Master of Food and Agricultural Law and Policy from Vermont Law School and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Savannah State University. Apart from her work at BMMA, Renee can be found tending to her herb garden, listening to a city council meeting, or spending time with family.