Anjanette Merric ’11, ’18
Anjanette Merric, known to most as Angie, is a Bronx native with a love for sneaker culture, brand marketing, and giving back to the community. Professionally she works as a Footwear Buyer for Lacoste Corporate Office in New York City. In addition to her full-time position, Anjanette serves as an advisor on the Board of Directors, manages Social Media platforms, and portrays Queen Cleopatra and Queen Nzinga for Your Queens Inc., the first African Royalty character company depicting real African Historic Queens/Kings through storytelling, song and dance.
After earning her B.A in Economics from Purchase College in 2011, Anjanette went on to earn her MBA in Marketing from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. With a demanding schedule between working and the pursuit of her education, Anjanette always took the time to volunteer and give back to the community. She volunteered with New York Cares by assisting with various projects that deals with education, fitness and feeding the homeless. She also volunteered at Columbia University as a TASC Community Impact Instructor teaching young adults to prepare for obtaining their GED.
As the years went by, Anjanette became interested in owning her own business. She felt that black communities were underserved when it came to being the face behind the brand, and her goal was to change that image in some capacity. So, she decided to return to her alma mater SUNY Purchase where she earned a second Master’s in Entrepreneurship in 2018.
Anjanette’s journey has been filled with moments of triumph and moments of adversities. She aims to be an example to women of color everywhere and show through hard work that sky is the limit and you should never stop trying to attain the Highest Ground.