Co-founder and CEO
Mercedes earned a Master in City Planning from MIT in 2019. During her time at MIT, she focused her research on the potential of technology to foster civic and economic collaboration in marginalized communities. She also collaborated with the Community Innovators Lab, U.Lab, MIT CREATE, and the SPURS Program. Before MIT, she coordinated the projects’ development of CIPPEC’s Cities Program and run community development projects in informal settlements with the NGO TECHO. She has five years of experience leading consultancy and research projects on sustainable governance and economic development in cities across Latin America.
Mercedes is representing QUIPU, a finalist in the 2019 Innovate for Good Challenge, as an organization applying new I.T. in the blockchain category.