Mandy first became interested in economic justice issues as an AmeriCorps NCCC member helping to run a mobile Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) team in Tucson, AZ.
Prior to joining NCRC, Mandy worked as the Head of Direct Distributions at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC where she oversaw the organizations work to strategically put food into high needs areas through targeted programing. She received her organizing training through the Direct Action Research Training (DART) Center, and has worked on advocacy campaigns at the local, state and federal level on issues ranging from access to early pre-k to voter protection.
Mandy is a licensed social worker in the District of Columbia, and holds a MSW and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Sociology from Missouri State University. She was born and raised in Missouri, and is a lover of cats and cheese.