A card-carrying member of the Illuminaughty, Mercedes joins the adult industry with a background in mainstream modeling, acting as well as an extensive education with work experience in engineering. She was scouted to one of the most prestigious fashion modeling agencies, earned her SAG/AFTRA membership as a teenager, and worked consistently for large commercial print magazines, catalogs and commercials. After returning to university and majoring in manufacturing engineering with an emphasis on systems quality assurance, she worked in aerospace systems specializing in thermal testing for space-based optics. She also worked as a telecommunications engineer and trainer, and in mainstream technical photography and film production.<br /> <br /> Mercedes still is actively involved in technology in her spare time, and enjoys video games, chess and playing the piano, in addition to being an all-around irritant to anti-sex radicals. Mercedes is also an active philanthropist, and founder of The Porn Charity™, which started the first porn funded scholarship fund for science and technology students. She also donates her time and money to various causes on an ongoing basis. <br /> <br /> Within the world of porn Mercedes has been featured in over 100 scenes and worked with the industries top production house such as Zero Tolerance, 3rd Degree, Evil Angel, Sweet Sinner, Girls Way, Girlfriends Films, Mile High, Jules Jordan, Naughty America, Brazzers, Mofos, Reality Kings, 21st Sextury and Lethal Hardcore.<br /> <br /> Mercedes welcomes hate mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on her (SFW) website mercedescarrera.net.