Natalie Prado is a Nashville-based Children’s Project Coordinator, who recently relocated back to the South from the Midwest. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she earned a BS in Criminal Justice.
During her studies, Natalie found her passion in highlighting the intersection between immigration and advocacy services. Her internship experiences provided opportunities to support both children and adult survivors of domestic violence, while working with an immigration attorney sparked her interest in the legal immigration process and path to citizenship. While living in the Midwest, Natalie worked for survivors of sexual violence as an advocate. These experiences have allowed her to develop an empathetic skill set in working with high trauma populations, as well as to advocate for individuals who aren’t able to advocate for themselves.
Natalie joined MIA because she is passionate about empowering children and their families, and would love to be a small light along their journey. In the future, she plans to continue with her education and is interested in becoming a dual-master’s candidate studying social work and law. In her free time, she loves to bake, spend time outdoors, and chase her two furry pups around.