MERCEDES MARIA is a visionary who was born and raised in Massachusetts where at an early age she developed a passion for storytelling. Mercedes graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theater and founded East Coast Heart Productions in 2015 to bring diverse concepts to life. Her work includes producing, directing, writing and acting. You can currently see her on stage in a production of “Speak I Will” at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Click Here to read a review from Ms. In The Biz. She is a creative individual, whose goal is to tell real stories and shed light on people and experiences that are underrepresented, while sharing her own.