Mercedes jumped into NYC's startup community in 2010 by managing social media for a wine startup. Still working in finance at the time she made the jump to GA in 2012 and began as a producer for evening courses. She is now the Product Manager of the 3-month Web Development Immersive program globally. Mercedes graduated from Harvard College with degrees in Economics and East Asian studies. She enjoys learning to code, writing up new business ideas, walks longer than 20 blocks, chocolate soufflés, and dealing playing cards very fast.