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Diana Benitez


Intermediate Planner

Diana is and Intermediate Planner/Designer who conducts research, analysis, and visualization to address disparities and create healthy, affordable, and safe communities. Her research contributions have included student equity need indices, early care and education, and racial disparities analyses in housing and healthy built environment. She previously worked as a Research and Data Analyst at Advancement Project California, a next generation civil rights organization. Diana was awarded the American Institute of Certified Planners Applied Research Award in recognition for the Community Scholars Southern California Just and Sustainable Logistics System project

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Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of California Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning with Minor in Geographic Information Science, California State University Northridge

Favorite Places

Los Angeles – CA, Goiânia – Brazil


​Playing the violin, reading, karaoke, and volleyball

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