Kaitlin “Kato” Prado is excited to build upon the community-centered work that has driven her college career through her work as a Program Coordinator for Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) and with the Fresno Youth Platform.
Kato was born and raised in southeast Fresno, CA before leaving for New York to earn her Bachelor’s of Arts in both Political Science and Drama from Vassar College. Kato played varsity rugby for a D2 program at Vassar for four years and during that time worked with the Queer, Trans, and Non-binary Student Athlete organization on campus. She also served as creative director for two performance groups on campus, where she oversaw agenda setting, publicity, and social media, and worked to create space for artists of color to thrive.
The bulk of Kato’s academic work as well as her experience as a research assistant consisted of working with peers on issues of community engagement and healing, as well as researching and writing about group consciousness within Black and Latino communities. When she’s not at work, Kato can be found working out at the gym or singing at band practice.