Merley graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana  in 1990 with a Degree in Computer Science and has an Executive Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School.  She worked with Deloitte and Touche Consulting, West Africa as an IT Consultant and later worked with the Special Needs Department of London Borough of Brent, UK as a Senior Systems Officer.

In 1995, she established Temel Consult International Ltd, a computer training centre that offered training to various institutions, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Ghana, Peace Corps, Ghana and Mobil Ghana Ltd. among others.

Merley is now the Deputy Managing Director of Lemet Construction Company Ltd. with the role of handling the Administration, Finance and Information Technology Departments of the Company.