As a MBA grad with a passion for change, she sees technology as a means to solving problems -- not an end to itself.
She was one of the first 20 employees at a new federal agency in the US, Merici built the CFPB’s technology and web team. With the Acting CTO, she laid out a groundbreaking vision and founding principles for web services and technology in government.
Merici also led the successful and well-received launch of consumerfinance.gov in just under two months. The trailblazing website set the brand for the new bureau from a digital perspective and was considered one of the best websites in government – “not your mother/father’s website” – and featured in the NYTimes, LATimes, CNN. She is an Obama New Media alum (North Carolina New Media Director).