Renée van Staveren is the Founder and Executive Director of The Global Grid. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning and a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development. Prior to establishing The Global Grid, Renée was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. Renée currently lives in San Francisco, CA; adding to the list of places she has traveled and lived.