Adjunct Associate Professor
Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
Mercedes is a registered architect and urban planning consultant and has been teaching at Pratt since 2009. From 1990 to 2008, she worked as Assistant Director of Community Planning / Senior Planner and Project Manager at the Pratt Center for Community Development. With extensive experience in community planning, Mercedes has assisted numerous local organizations in the coordination and preparation of community-based plans, analysis of rezoning actions and other environmental review processes, work ing closely with local stakeholders, institutions, city agencies and elected officials. She served as a Co-project Manager for the Plan for Chinatown and Surrounding Areas, developed by the Collective in partnership with Pratt Center for the Chinatown Working Group.