Mercedes Moreno emigrated from El Salvador to Los Angeles 36 years ago. She began working as a babysitter, and in the process became a mother.
This profile of Mercedes Moreno was produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Sonya Geis. Sound design by Ray Guarna. Sonic Trace is part of Localore and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). It’s funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The project is co-produced by Zeega, a nonprofit inventing new forms of interactive storytelling.