Nicholas Mercado
Student Mentor
About Nicholas
Rockwall, Texas
High School:
Rockwall-Heath High School
What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I wanted to be a radiologist.

What career are you working toward?

Either a research scientist or a college professor.

When you were in high school, how did you choose your career path?

I focused on figuring out which classes excited me the most as well as which I excelled at. For me, this was my science classes.

Who inspires you?

My mom.

What three traits best describe you?

Dedicated, empathetic, and passionate.

What are your skills or talents that most people don't know about?

I play classical piano.

What's your favorite place in the world?


If you could visit any place you've never been, where would you go?


What do you enjoy when you're not working or studying?

I enjoy playing piano, playing with my cat, and playing videogames.

What are your favorite books and/or movies?

My favorite book of all time is Crime and Punishment, but my current favorite is The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. My favorite movie is Midsommar.

Who is your favorite musician/band?

Snarky Puppy.

What is your favorite meal?

A Philly cheesesteak.

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