My name is Jason Prado and I graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I grew up in a small town called Ripon, which is located in California’s central valley. After high school, I was admitted into San Francisco State University where I spent two years before transferring to UC Santa Barbara. This is where I took my ﬁrst environmental studies class and shortly thereafter, discovered my deep passion for the environment. I declared environmental studies as my major and essentially committed the rest of my life to protecting the environment. While at UC Santa Barbara, I served as research assistant for the D’Antonio lab where I worked on numerous projects related to plant ecology.
After graduating, I moved back to San Francisco and have spent nearly a year and a half in this wonderful city but have terribly missed being in nature, studying the environment, and getting my hands dirty. Upon more reﬂection, I decided it was time to move on and ﬁnd work related to my degree, which brought me to SCA. The more I learned about the association, the more I knew this was what I wanted to do. This is my ﬁrst SCA experience and I am looking forward to getting as much out of it as possible.
Outside my passion for the environment, I also am very fond of music and everything related to it. I also enjoy cycling, basketball, reading, San Francisco, disc golf, good conversation, and fun people!