Ren is a software engineer that hails from Dayton where she achieved her BFA from Wright State University. She received her MFA in 2011 from the University of Tennessee, after which she taught herself to code. She is enthusiastic about learning and creative problem-solving and constantly striving to improve her knowledge base. She is a co-founder of the Dayton-based group Imagine Dat with co-worker Milu Franz. In her free time, she likes to run and make art.