Marisa Raya is a Regional Planner for the Association of Bay Area Governments, where she works on creating regional equity policies and implementing California's sustainability and climate change legislation. She has also worked as regional planner with Metro, the regional government based in Portland, Oregon. Prior to public service, she helped develop the Program on Human Rights and Justice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, promoting social, cultural,
and economic rights through planning and development. She has a degree in Anthropology from Columbia University and a Masters in Spatial Planning from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Please listen to her presentation at the BCLI Issues and Advocates Speakers Series, Close the Opportunity Gap: Prioritizing Schools in Planning for Sustainable Communities.