Florida Armenians Miami Reporter
Mercedes [Mechi] Gechidjian was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was raised in Yerevan, Armenia. She attended the International School of Yerevan and was the first student to graduate with an Honors Diploma. Mercedes was a member of NANE Show Ballet dance group in Armenia for nine years and took part in several competitions and shows. Mercedes moved to Miami, Florida in 2013 where she is currently a junior at the University of Miami majoring in International Studies and minoring in Business Law and Finance (on the pre-law path). Mercedes has interned at Zvartnots International Airport and at Ter-Tachatyan Advocates and Legal Counsel CJSC, both in Yerevan, Armenia.
She is the President and Founder of the Armenian Student Association at the University of Miami and the Vice-President of the Graduate Armenian Club. In addition, she is an International Representative for the Council of International Students and Organizations, a Student Alumni Ambassador, and a Transfer Assistant at the University of Miami.