Prado is a founding member of the UC Office of the President Family Engagement Taskforce, as well as a peer mentor in the School of Education’s Diverse Education Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE) program.
This year, Prado co-designed the Community Education Fellows program. The program works with schools in under-served communities across Orange County, partnering UCI undergraduates with families in need of support with their children’s remote learning during the COVID crisis.
Prado’s background as a migrant, language learner, and special-education-student-turned-scholar informs her approach to equity and inclusion in her scholarship, teaching, and service. She is sharing her research as first author of a forthcoming book from MIT Press - Voices on the Margins: Inclusive Education at the Intersection of Language, Literacy, and Technology.
Professor Mark Warschauer, who is co-author on the book, serves as Prado’s advisor.
You can learn more about Prado’s research and the community work she is conducting vis-à-vis the Community Education Fellows and the School of Education’s OCEAN network here.
Inspired by then-School of Education doctoral student Veronica Ahumana-Newhart (Ph.D. ‘18), the LEAD Gala is the only awards ceremony in the UC system dedicated to elevating Hispanic and Latinx graduate student success. The gala recognizes key leaders, graduate students, staff, and faculty who support and champion student success and research excellence in the Latinx/Hispanic community at UCI and in Orange County.
Past School of Education recipients include alumna Ahumada-Newhart in 2018, alumna Wendy Ochoa in 2019, and doctoral candidate Mariela Rivas in 2020.