Mercedes Fulbright is from Dallas, Texas and recently obtained her Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas where she established herself as a student leader who wasn’t afraid to speak out and stand up for student and minority issues. Through her leadership as UNT’s former Student Body/Student Government Association Vice President and NAACP President, she advocated for more tenured African American professors. As a student, she founded and raised thousands of dollars for an annual leadership development retreat, The Black Student Experience, for African American freshmen and transfer students. Through this retreat, she conducted a ‘stop bullying and hate’ theatrical campaign that reached over 700 students. She was a former chairwoman of the National Youth Work Committee and National Youth Board Member for the NAACP and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.