Merrell McDuffie

Director of First Impressions


Merrell graduated from Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Politics and Justice Studies and a minor in Education.


From 2017-2022, Merrell served as the Community School Partnership Coordinator and as the Assistant to the Director of Campus Life at The SEED School of Miami in Miami, Florida. From 2014-2017, he served as an AmeriCorps member and Impact Manager for City Year Miami.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • In high school, Merrell was a member of the marching band and swim team.
  • Merrell was the President of Claflin University's PULSE Dance Company.
  • Merrell is the second youngest of 7 siblings.