Mercedes, from Depew, NY, is a Business Management major at Canisius College. She will be graduating with her Bachelor of Science in May of 2022. Mercedes is now a second-year Prosperity Fellow.
During her time at Canisius, Mercedes has been involved in many activities on and off-campus. She is currently an Urban Leadership Learning Community scholar and council member and a secretary for the Afro-American Society. Mercedes is a proctor for the Philosophy Department where she tutors students and grades papers.
Off-campus, Mercedes is a part of H2K youth group where she volunteers to help the community. This group feeds the homeless, provides clothing and furniture to people in need, and sings carols during the holidays to bring people extra cheer. Mercedes also volunteers her time as a youth financial advisor at her church every week where she counts and organizes money donations.
When Mercedes is not at school or volunteering she is working at the Student Records and Financial Services Office at Canisius College and Canalside where she is a cashier and igloo attendant. After graduation, Mercedes plans to continue her studies and earn an MBA at Canisius College (CO ’22) to further her knowledge in business and use this knowledge for her future entrepreneurial goals which is to own an all-natural hair care facility.