Mercedes graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Lawin May 2021. During law school she held externships with the King County Bar-family law division and the Housing Justice Project. Raised in the Seattle area, Mercedes received a B.A. in Medical Anthropology & Global Health, from the University of Washington in 2015. Mercedes also received an award for earning the highest grade in her class for contracts and trusts & estates. Mercedes enjoys reading, drawing, and writing. Mercedes is also fluent in Spanish.