AmeriCorps VISTA Sarah Mercer joins the UDCDA Team!

Sarah is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the University District Community Development Association. She graduated in June 2019 from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics. Raised in Amherst, she is glad to be back in Western New York.

Sarah is mainly interested in the intersection of community and economic development. This interest was sparked while interning at WEDI Buffalo’s West Side Bazaar, an example of how community affinity can nurture the financial stability of a neighborhood. She is also enthusiastic about financial literacy, small business prosperity, and quantitative inquiry.

Sarah is excited to assist the UDCDA in the areas of business development, community development, and, of course, capacity building!