Edwar Aviles-Mercedes: Breaking Barriers to Advance Marginalized Communities


Edwar Aviles-Mercedes is a current junior at Bard College, and a recipient of the prestigious full-tuition Posse scholarship for leadership. When he reflects on how his upbringing influenced his accomplishments, he shares that “it takes a village”. Edwar was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic, and raised with his sister and mother. They joined his … Continue reading Edwar Aviles-Mercedes: Breaking Barriers to Advance Marginalized Communities