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Daniela Padilla

K-14 Academic Prep. Specialist

Daniela is a first generation college graduate. She is an alumni of UC San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and minors in Education Studies & Ethnic Studies. She is dedicated to improving and increasing education access for all students and has been working towards this goal for over 8 years in k-16 educational settings. She is a big advocate of mentorship and its contribution to unlocking the complexities of the higher educational system in the United States for first generation college students. Daniela hopes to continue her education and make an impact in the educational landscape for first-generation and under-represented students. She enjoys reading, hiking with her 100lb dog, and has probably watched almost any tv show you can name. 


  • B.A. Political Science, University of California San Diego 2016
  • Minors in Education Studies & Ethnic Studies