Rocio “Coco” Andrade was born and raised in the Vail Valley. She graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 2015 and attended Colorado Mesa University as a Guardian Scholar. She graduated in 2018 with a BA in Criminal Justice. Coco is currently attending the University of Denver to obtain a Master of Social Work through their Western Slope program in Glenwood Springs. As a forensic social worker, Coco is also an intern for the Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel whose goal is to provide incarcerated individuals with the best legal representation.
Coco’s family is from Zacatecas, Mexico; she’s a native Spanish speaker and the first person in her family to graduate from college. She has never been to the beach in Mexico, loves Mexico City and loves tacos al pastor. Growing up in the valley, she was able to be part of many programs. Her favorite program is The Cycle Effect; she has been part of this program since she was 13 years old. She’s a dog mom to an American Bully named Zeus, who is one-year-old and is 70 pounds. She loves mountain biking, playing soccer, reading books and going on walks with her dog. In her free time she loves to play sudoku, complete search crossword puzzles and complete puzzles.