Daisy Prado is an intersectional community advocate championing women of color in San Francisco. She is a Program Manager for the Department on the Status of Women where she oversees programs to help improve the health and safety of women and girls in the City of San Francisco. Previously, she was the Public Affairs Officer for Planned Parenthood Northern California, serving as a key government relations liaison between elected officials and San Francisco’s diverse communities, while also advancing access to reproductive and sexual health resources. As a passionate advocate for community change and equity, Daisy has worked at multiple community-based organizations at the intersection of reproductive and environmental justice, served as a volunteer board member at the ACLU San Francisco Chapter working to protect civil liberties, and was appointed as a Commissioner for the City of San Francisco.
In 2022 Daisy was named one of Next Gen Collective’s 30 Under 30, highlighting her years of experience in public service.
Daisy is a proud first-generation college graduate and alum of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. She authors an e-newsletter, “The Work Isn’t Done,” focused on advancing equity and fighting all forms of oppression through advancing education and encouraging local activism.
Outside the office, Daisy enjoys exploring her city, a good book, and walk with her adopted terrier mix, Duke. As an avid explorer her travels have taken her to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Jamaica, France, Grand Cayman Islands, Greece, Italy, South Africa, United Kingdom, Mexico and many cities around the United States. She calls San Francisco home.