Medina C. Mercer earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Howard University in Washington, DC. Over the course of her education at Howard, she also held internships at Optimal Solutions Group, Smith Barney, and Goldman Sachs. At Howard, Medina was a member of Howard University Entrepreneurial Society and the School of Business Executive Leadership Honors Program, and served as Creative Director of VIZION Performance Team. After graduating in May 2009, Medina continued her education at Parsons The New School for Design, completing her AAS in fashion studies in May 2011. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as an assistant designer at SACHIKA. In her spare time, Medina enjoys reading, writing, painting, and dancing.