After studying Spanish and German for two years, Mercedes is now studying translation at Université de Montréal and is involved with HPV Global Action as a translator. She aspires to complete a separate degree in sexology and work with the LGBTQ+ youth. Mercedes loves people and their diversity; her travels around the world have only amplified her love of languages and culture. Throughout her life, she was involved in many sexual health awareness committees and inclusivity projects. Mercedes is devoted to providing an inclusive and open future for the younger generation.