As Making Waves Foundation’s Multimedia Designer, Mercedes Thomas is responsible for fulfilling all design and content needs for the organization. Prior to Making Waves Foundation, Mercedes worked in social media marketing and partnership development at the Literacy for Every Adult Project (LEAP) here in the city of Richmond. She has also worked as a junior designer and art director at an advertising agency. Mercedes holds a BS from Oral Roberts with a concentration in Design and Multimedia Production. What she likes most about working at Making Waves Foundation is getting to use her skills to further a mission that she believes in. Being a first-generation college graduate in her family, Mercedes believes in the power of educational opportunities that changes lives.