Mercedes has her B.S. in Business Administration and Professional Studies from Barry University and her MBA in International Business from FIU and University of Miami. She worked for Sony Latin America from 1991-2004. Her job titles included: Business Planning Coordinator, Financial Analyst/Budget Control Specialist, and Associate Marketing Specialist. Mercedes then began her teaching career at the Newcomer High School in San Francisco in 2005 and is now currently teaching at St. John’s Montessori Academy in Miami Beach, FL.