Mauricio Prado Gomez, age 25, and a second-year student
at Skyline College, was born in Colombia and raised in Brazil.
His family moved to the SF Bay Area in 1996. Mauricio has
achieved a 3.70 GPA at Skyline and hopes to transfer to
UC Berkeley in fall 2005, where he plans to study Conservation
and Resource Management. His goal is to earn a Ph.D. and
to become an atmospheric scientist doing research in environmental
conservation. Mauricio has been active in Skyline College,
and in Skyline’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter, Beta Theta
Omicron. He is particularly proud of his involvement with
the award-winning public access TV series, "Down to
Earth." He worked with the producers researching, writing
scripts, and doing voiceovers for the series.