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Gabriela Zayas del Rio


Intermediate Planner/Designer

Gabriela Zayas del Rio is an urban planner with a focus on sustainability, health equity and climate change. She is passionate about creating cities with people always in mind: walkable, affordable and equitable for everyone. Gabriela brings experience working with communities and cities of varying sizes and urban forms ¬– from West Oakland to Brooklyn to Caño Martín Peña in Puerto Rico – by offering her skills in data and policy analysis and partnership development to advance plans and policies that improve environmental conditions where people live.

Start Date



Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2021)

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, The New School (2014)

Favorite Places

Piñones (Puerto Rico), Big Sur, New York City


Exploring the city by foot or by bike, live music, hiking, climbing

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