Mercedes Angel is the Staff Assistant for Center Forward. In this position, she supports the CEO, Executive Director, and broader team in all organizational operations and programming. She also leads the team on the drafting and publication of Basics.
Prior to joining Center Forward, she gained experience at a hospital in Southern Indiana where she dedicated herself to the field of social work, assisting those facing challenging circumstances. Mercedes assisted The Well News at the beginning of 2023 with the execution of programming events, and from there was able to make connections that brought her to the D.C. area.
Born and raised in Indiana, Mercedes graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2021 with a degree in Social Work. Following that, she graduated in 2022 with her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Kentucky.
Outside of work, Mercedes enjoys listening to music, being out in nature, traveling, and shopping at local boutiques and markets.