Renee Hess founded The Black Girl Hockey Club (BGHC) in 2018 to unite Black women in the hockey community. Renee is the Associate Director of Service Learning at La Sierra University, where she earned a Master’s in Literature. She resides on the executive, programming, and finance committees of the BGHC, hosting events and networking with various hockey entities. Renee proudly advocates for Black women in hockey through education, representation, and community building. Her favorite team is the Pittsburgh Penguins and she has at least one hockey-related tattoo. In Renee’s “spare time,” she is a freelance writer and adjunct professor.