Renzo Soto, Policy Analyst

Jann Lorenzo (Renzo, for short) was born and raised in Cabanatuan City, Philippines, until immigrating to Harlingen, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.

Renzo joined Texas 2036 from the Texas House of Representatives, where he began his legislative career with Rep. Armando Walle. He served most recently as Rep. Donna Howard’s legislative director, and also as her executive director for the Texas House Women’s Health Caucus. Over three legislative sessions, he has led and advised on policy development and legislative strategy for the state budget and health care. He has also worked on public and higher education, housing, and workforce issues.

Outside of the Texas Legislature, Renzo is on the Public Policy Committee for Every Body Texas, the state’s Title X administrator. He is also the co-chair for the Austin Chapter of the Archer Fellowship Alumni Association.

He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Renzo can be caught either out and about in Austin experiencing all its culinary world has to offer, or at home with his two cats, Amidala and Persephone.