Merced brings to Kedren experience from both the For-Profit and Non-Profit sector.
She served 5 years as Accounting Manager for the largest and most successful gang intervention program in the world, Homeboy Industries, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA, and has served as Assistant and Interim Controller in the manufacturing and distribution sectors for 11 years.
Merced currently serves as Corporate Accountant for Navidad En El Barrio, Inc. a non-profit organization who’s focus is providing Christmas dinners to thousands of families in Southern California every year, and is part of the leadership of Children’s Ministry at her local church.
Merced received a Minor in Spanish, BA in Accounting, and Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Leadership from Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa, CA. She grew up in Southeast Los Angeles, where she still resides with her family who all work together to give back to their community.