Government Relations Coordinator
Mercedes is our in-house Government Relations Coordinator. She graduated as a first-generation college graduate from public ivy Miami University of Ohio in 2015 with a bachelor’s in Sociology. Her studies engendered a passion for social equity, and combined with her passion for cannabis, she pushes to educate government officials about the cannabis industry. Mercedes focuses on teaching policymakers how to legalize correctly and how to include truly functional social equity programs for those disproportionately affected by mass incarceration. She keeps herself abreast of governmental affairs and politics to ensure that she is well versed in current happenings in order to provide the most comprehensive education possible.
Mercedes has had four years of management experience in the cannabis industry, making her a valuable and experienced team member. She is well versed in developing effective business and marketing plans, creating and implementing budtender and management training programs, as well as successful SOP’s. Additionally, she is fluent in METRC and business to business cannabis sales.
Outside of HYC, Mercedes is an avid hiker and adoring mother to her one-year-old son, Carson.