Adriana Valencia Wences

Engagement Specialist/Intermediate Planner


Adriana is an Engagement Specialist / Intermediate Planner who whose expertise is in community-centered development and design. Prior to joining Raimi + Associates, she organized around various spatial justice issues in Southern California; these issues include land use, housing policy, and the 2020 Census. Adriana is passionate about making the planning process accessible for everyone who is impacted. She hopes to continue to co-strategize with community leaders and clients to continue to increase the participation of communities that are historically omitted from the planning process.

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Master of Urban and Regional Planning, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Urban Studies, CSU Long Beach

Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies, CSU Fullerton

Favorite Places

Koreatown LA, Mexico City, Kaneohe Bay, HI


Film photography, ballet folklorico, hanging with her pup