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Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado


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Emilly Prado (she/her) is the Director of Youth Programs at Literary Arts. She began her work with the organization in 2017 as a Writer in the School before joining the staff in 2018 as a WITS Program Specialist and BIPOC Apprenticeship Supervisor, then as Interim Director of Youth Programs beginning in 2020 before becoming the full-time Director in 2021. Emilly’s work as a writer focuses on creative nonfiction and journalism, with an emphasis on amplifying the voices and experiences of people from marginalized communities. She is an award-winning multimedia journalist with publication in outlets including NPR, The Oregonian, Eater, The Stranger, and more. Emilly is the author of youth non-fiction title Examining Assimilation (Enslow, 2019) and the essay collection Funeral for Flaca (Future Tense Books, 2021). She is a Tin House Workshop alumna amongst others, and moonlights as a DJ with Noche Libre, the Latinx DJ collective she co-founded in 2017. Learn more at www.emillyprado.com