Rita is a native-born Floridian from Tampa. She received her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of South Florida, and got her start in the movement at the Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County as a volunteer advocate. She then worked at several gendered violence agencies, and worked for two members of Congress in Tampa and the Florida Keys. In 2015 she packed up her dog in her Subaru and headed to the University of Denver in Colorado to pursue her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Animal Assisted Social Work. Now she is excited to return to the Florida Keys as the Monroe County SART Coordinator and Advocate. In her free time, she likes kayaking and swimming in the beautiful Florida Keys with her husband, Dan, and her son, Owen.
Rita Sneider-Cotter, MSW
Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator/Advocate