Mike Renz is the Program Coordinator for CSDE. He was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley region of Southern California where he attended Citrus Community College, majoring in Fine Arts. He also completed a certification course with The Institute of Children’s Literature, chasing his youthful dream of becoming a young adult author. At CSDE, Mike assists with purchasing, budget reconciliation, coordinating travel, event planning, website management, among a myriad of other hats. Prior to joining CSDE at UW, Mike dipped his toes into many vocational lakes, working as a vault clerk, an office manager, a chiropractic X-ray tech and a mail carrier for the USPS. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his chosen LGBTQIA+ family, hosting dinner parties, HIIT training, yoga and lap dates with his cat, Minx.