PresenterPhotoMercedes Amador currently serves as the Director of Student Engagement and Retention at the College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University.

She is a proud Double Devil at Arizona State University with a BA in Communication and a Masters in Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education. In her role as Director of Engagement and Retention, she supports a team dedicated to assisting students with everything and anything that bolsters student’s academic and personal wellbeing and success with the goal of persistence through graduation. She also serves on the leadership board with AzNASPA with the intention of connecting higher education professionals across the state. When she is not at her double screens, you can find her raising a puppy, spinning on her bike, or finding local Phoenix BIPOC businesses to support.