Amy Parada was born and raised in Redwood City, California, where she went to traditional public schools for her K-12 educational experience. She graduated from Whittier College with a degree in Public Policy and Social Inequality. She always knew there were disparities in the public education system, but it was not until she began her community organizing journey through Students For Education Reform (SFER) that she found her calling, being a community organizer. When she moved back to the Bay Area, she became a teacher at one of the highest performing schools on the EastSide of San Jose, Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep. She left the classroom to tackle education from a political standpoint and to continue to unleash the power of parents in the community. She is now a Senior Education Organizer with Rocketship Public Schools and a founder of the Santa Clara County Parent Coalition.