Merrin graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a business administration major and from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She has extensive experience teaching both reading and writing focus classes to high schoolers. She taught summer SAT courses and bootcamps at several local schools, including Rancho Santa Fe Christian and the Bishop's School of La Jolla, small and large online classes, and customized in-person essay tutorials. She also lead an afterschool program aimed at college readiness for UCSD's Preuss school, which culminated in a state-wide college tour. She enjoys yoga and spending time with her 2 children and husband.