Carlos Mercader is the current Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, a D.C. based advocacy organization. He served as Vice-President of UPRAA during the 2012-2014, having served as vice president of the organization the previous the previous two years. Carlos has distinguished himself as a sought after analyst at Univision, Telemundo, CNNE and other national news organizations. His insights and knowledge of national political issues as well as the Washington, DC political scene has been instrumental to the success of his presentations. Most recently, Carlos appeared on primetime TV analyzing the recent Presidential debates between the Democratic and Republican candidates. His facility to get to the core of the issues, his great presence before the cameras, and his ability to provide an unvarnished analysis distinguishes him above the rest.
UPRAA is proud of Carlos’ accomplishments and he is proud of UPRAA. According to Carlos: “I am very proud of all the great work our premier organization in Washington, DC (UPRAA) is doing in support of Puerto Rico and its youth. The $145,000 plus in scholarships, which UPRAA has awarded to outstanding Hispanic students who have demonstrated superior academic performance and financial need is the best testament of this great organization’s commitment, dedication, and mission focus. I am very proud of my tenure as President of UPRAA and our many accomplishments. I will continue to support UPRAA.”
Carlos R. Mercader is an attorney in civil and international human rights law. He serves as Associate Counsel of an international public law firm that specializes in advocating for fundamental human rights at multilateral organizations. He previously worked at the United States Attorney’s Office of Washington DC in the litigation of employment related matters involving the federal government. He also worked at the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.
Carlos has a BA in marketing from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus and a Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of Puerto Rico Law School in Ponce.