Office of Community and Economic Development
Staff Spotlight: Sandra Prado
Sandra Prado joined OCED in June 2019 as the Program Coordinator for the Parent University Program. She comes from Madera County Workforce where she served as a Workforce Technician II. In that role, she would help with eligibility processes to determine if they qualify for Training programs, education and job placement.
Sandra was raised in Oakland California but was born in Zapopan Jalisco Mexico. She assisted Laney College and Merritt College in the Bay Area and recently completed a class for American Sign Language I at Madera Community College. She is a mother of two wonderful boys, who are 13 and 7 years old.
What's something you want to do in the next year that you've never done before?
I would like to go on a cruise ship to Baja Mexico.
What do you like to do on a daily basis?
I like to work out every morning before coming to work.
What was your first job?
My first job was an after school tutor at Garfield Elementary School in Oakland for 5th grade students.
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Scare Tactics & Supernatural
What's your favorite local meal?
Phodera Vietnamese Noodle House, my favorite meal is Spring rolls
Do you have a secret talent?
I love dancing a little bit of everything but I am specifically good at dancing Cumbia, Bachata, and Banda.
Have you ever met anyone famous?
I met Delroy Lindo in San Francisco
Who inspires you?
My grandmother has always inspired me. She had taught me so many things in life and always gave me the best advice. She was a strong and willing person.