Mercedes was born and raised in Madrid. She speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.
After completing her primary and secondary education at St Anne’s School, Madrid, Mercedes began her Bachelor in Law in 2009, with a diploma in International Legal Studies, at ICADE – Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. During her studies, she interned at law firms and even at a criminal court. She followed up her bachelor’s degree with a Masters of Laws with a focus on business law from ICADE.
She went on to take part in several internships in the field of law, before deciding she wanted to change career paths. She enrolled in the Master in Management at IE Business School and later joined the graduate program offered by Imperial Tobacco, where she worked in the marketing and sales departments. During the program, she went to Lisbon to work for the Portuguese market. Once she had completed the graduate program, she joined Klüg Agency as a project manager in order to expand her knowledge of digital marketing.
After two years in Lisbon, Mercedes moved back to Madrid where she currently works at IE University’s marketing department.