Rene Cuenca graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Environmental Policy and Architecture. Rene was active on CMU’s campus as a co-leader with CMU Eco-Reps, which led and implemented sustainable initiatives on campus, and as social media manager for Lunar Gala fashion show, the largest student-led event on campus. Rene also worked with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and The Sierra Club Legislative Office. Rene enjoys exploring new places, a joy fostered by growing up in El Salvador then Miami, moving to Pittsburgh, and studying for a semester in Denmark. In PULSE, Rene grew in his community organizing skills, developed long-lasting connections, and became more involved in Pittsburgh. He served at The Buhl Foundation/Design Center.