Leslie Sofia Prado

Emergency Medical Technician
Aetna Ambulance
Hartford, CT

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

Leslie Sofia Prado migrated from Lima, Peru with her family as a young child and settled in Hartford.  She is dedicated to advocating high quality care for all patients, and wants to engage the community that raised her in joining this work.  Prado’s diverse experiences as a student, researcher and health provider have given her a clear perspective on the gaps and weaknesses in the health care system.  She understands the correlation between social determinants of health and health outcomes and believes that multilateral collaborations in and outside of the community are needed to address the complexity of health inequities.

Prado earned her bachelor’s degree in government and international relations from Wesleyan University.  She was a public policy fellow for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, DC and worked with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health where she contributed to the latest strategic plans in health equity.