After she had completed her degrees at the University of Bologna and at the Academy of Music (Piano), Renata taught music for 20 years. In 2012, she became responsible for the European projects for the Ministry of Education (at provincial level in Monza and Brianza). In this role, she was Coordinator of the Comenius Regio on ICF, a partner of the Leonardo da Vinci project on the Evaluation of Learning, and a partner of the Erasmus+ Transettorial project on Autism.
She has been the headteacher of IPSIA Monza since 2014. This is a high school which specialises in electrical, mechanical and multimedia courses. In her role as headteacher, she also acts as director for many projects at regional, national and international level.