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Adriana Valdez Young


Adriana Valdez Young (she/her) is an inclusive design researcher working at the intersection of design, technology, and cities. She leads design research that focuses on elevating the voices and lived experiences of historically excluded and underrepresented peoples and communities in design processes. She works independently as a design researcher for startups, government, and corporate clients. She holds a B.A. in history from Brown University and an MSc. in city design and social science from the London School of Economics.

Professional Experience

  • Acting Chair, SVA IXD
  • Head of Community, 3×3
  • Director of Cities, Stae
  • Head of Research and Insights, littleBits
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