Mercedes is a native San Antonian who attended Texas State University to study Early Childhood Education, and was a preschool teacher in the early part of her career. She then transitioned into the investment industry and spent over a decade in Wealth Management.
After a friend and colleague introduced her to the Big Give in early 2016, she decided to volunteer for the event. In that process, she felt a calling to change her career path to the nonprofit sector. Mercedes joined The Nonprofit Council in the Fall of 2016 as the Membership Associate, and is focused on growing the membership base of TNC.