Wil’ Prada was born in Chorrillos, Lima to a family of immigrants from the small Andean cities of Apurimac. He has resided in Pasadena since he was 7 years old, where he runs a small business. He was able to obtain his education through the hard work and sacrifice of his loving parents. At UCLA, he was introduced to IDEAS, an undocumented student support group, where he lost his fear and shame of being undocumented, and became involved in activism. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in political science in 2010. He is a member of Dream Team Los Angeles where he participates in the media and communications team.