Mercedes Cowper ’08

Mercedes Cowper ’08 has become the
marketplace manager with the real estate
development company CANA Development,
managing a high-end food hall in the Foggy
Bottom area of Washington, D.C. Previously,
she was the wine director at Plume restaurant in
downtown D.C. In the interim, after the closing
of the restaurant in March 2020, she started
her small business, The Social Somm, hosting
virtual wine tastings for clients across the U.S.

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