Director of IT
Alejandro Penedo as been MERCYWORLDWIDE’s Director of World Operations since 2012. He oversees all of the MERCY Director’s and Coordinator’s worldwide to help them plan their annual projects. He also works as MERCY’s web manager. He has been with MERCY since 2009 when he volunteered as a Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA. As the project manager he designed, planned, and managed short-term and long term civic engagement projects within in the West Region of Los Angeles for 2 years.
Originally from Guatemala and raised in California, Alejandro attended The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Anthropology. He later attended the International College of Christian Ministries (ICCM) and earned a BA in Charity Services and Ministry.
He worked as an intern at the American Red Cross in Los Angeles where he assisted in the coordination, scheduling, and tracking of the Sheltering Readiness programs. He also worked with the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County as a Caseworker. He helped to identify domestic abuse, assisted litigants through the filing and legal procedures, and helped workers right disputes. Alejandro’s passion for helping others in his community and around the world is evident and we are so happy to have him on our team!