Mercedes Plendl joined Better Way Foundation as the foundation administrator in 2014. Mercedes manages the grants process, serving as the contact person for operations in collaboration with the executive director and other support staff. She also serves as the strategy & learning associate to Better Way’s sister foundation, GHR Foundation.
Prior to joining Better Way, Mercedes worked in Uijeongbu, South Korea developing curriculum, supporting organizational administration and teaching at the Sogang Language Program.
Plendl earned a bachelor’s degree in German and theater arts from the University of Minnesota, during which time she worked and studied abroad in London and Berlin.