Albertina Padilla

Albertan Zarazua Padilla is an educator and community activist born in Monterey, California, to a farmworker family. She received a merit scholarship from the California Association of Compensatory Education and entered Mills College, where she became student body president. Albertina recently retired from 21 years of teaching in the Oakland Unified School District, where she served on school governance boards and was a union representative for the Oakland Education Association. She has been a mentor for Circulo de Espejos of the National Latina Health Organization, and has served on the board of the Clinica de la Raza. Her other community service has included the Teacher Advisory Board of the Oakland Museum of California, volunteering at Kaiser Hospital Hayward's NODA/Compassionate Care program, and coaching for the Jack London Youth Soccer League.  Albertina lives in San Leandro with her husband of 32 years and is the proud mother of two grown sons.
Project : Adios Amor