Yesica Prado

Ida B. Wells Fellow, 2022

Yesica Prado is a journalist and artist based in Berkeley, California. A first-generation Mexican immigrant from Nezahualcoyótl, Mexico, Prado focuses her reporting on issues that limit people’s access to land, such as immigration, homelessness, and Indigenous status. As a former CatchLight local fellow, she documented the experiences of residents living in their vehicles as they work to protect their communities from policies that restrict their movement and essential life activities. Currently a staff reporter at the San Francisco Public Press, Prado has a BFA in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master’s in journalism from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She will report on homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.