Prado, Carolina

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Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies




Preferred: (510) 306-2068‬

Office Hours

Tuesdays, 4pm and Thursdays, 12pm


PhD, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality


Dr. Carolina Prado has worked at the intersection of community based research, environmental justice, and border studies for the last seven years. As a first generation queer Chicana , she believes that her struggles for social and environmental justice should create an impact on both sides of the border. Her current work is using environmental justice mapping indices in the U.S. as a guide to create a spatial analysis of environmental inequality in the border city of Tijuana, México. She is also passionate about food justice and anti-domestic violence work. 

Selected Publications

Spring 2021. Border Environmental Justice PPGIS: Community-Based Mapping and Public Participation in Eastern Tijuana, México. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Summer 2020 Community Participation and Recognition Justice in Border Environmental GovernanceJournal of Borderlands Studies.

Fall 2019  Just Community Participation and Border Environmental Governance: A view from the Border 2020 program.Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning.

 Summer 2019 Border Environmental Justice and Governance Apertures. Environmental Politics. 1-20.

 Fall 2015   Passing the Sage: Our Sacred Testimonio as CuranderaScholarActivists in Academia. Co- authors: Alejandra Gonzalez, Irene Lara, Sophia Lujan Rivera, and Carmen Rodriguez. Chicana/Latina Studies. 15.1.


ENVS 01: Introduction to Environmental Issues

ENVS 122: Borderlands and the Environment

ENVS 194: Environmental Studies Internship

ENVS 198: Senior Seminar

ENVS 127/227: Community Based Participatory Research

ENVS 250: Introduction to Environmental Thought and Philosophy  

Community Based Research Projects

2018-2020          Principal Investigator. “The Impact of Community Leadership Programs on Community Capacity and Leadership Activities.” In collaboration with CommUniverCity. San José, CA.

2017-2018          Principal Investigator. “Barrio Logan Community Indoor Air Quality Monitoring Project.” In collaboration with the Environmental Health Coalition. San Diego, CA.

2017                   Principal Investigator. “Climate Solutions Messages and Messaging in the Narrative Landscape of 2017.” In collaboration with The Solutions Project. Oakland, CA.

2016                   Principal Investigator. “The Elements Successful Community Supported Agriculture Programs in Oakland, CA.” In collaboration with Phat Beets Produce. Oakland, CA. 

2015                   PrincipalInvestigator. “Alamar Community Plan Update Mapping Project.” In collaboration with Colectivo Chilpancingo, Tijuana, México.