Ernesto Prado


Ernie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2002 at the age of 15 by his twin brother. He attended UC Davis and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautical Sciences and Engineering. Since 2007, Ernie has worked for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in several capacities. Currently, he serves as a Technical Project Manager in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) where astronauts train prior to spaceflight. He loves to educate others about diabetes and hopes to inspire fellow T1Ds to never stop chasing their dreams. You can find Ernie online on Instagram @erniecam or on Twitter @ernestophocles.