Mercedes has a true passion for social justice. She has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable overcome educational, health, and economic barriers by building bridges, encouraging creativity, innovation, and intercommunity collaboration. With more than 10 years of Spanish and Italian teaching experience, community navigation, and early childhood education, she has served as a voice for the voiceless. By navigating our complex systems and acting as a resource expert, Mercedes helps WorkLife’s clients overcome barriers, excel, and become the person they know they can be. As a first-generation immigrant and single mother, Mercedes can relate to many of the challenges faced by the people she serves.
Mercedes has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature, a minor in Italian, and a Certificate in Business Management from University of Colorado—Boulder.