Mandi was born in Denver and raised in Oklahoma. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with a minor in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Oklahoma. She completed a practicum with Catholic Charities in their refugee resettlement department. Mandi spent a short time working in Child Protection before entering case management for early intervention services and moving to Honolulu, HI. While living in Honolulu she had the opportunity to learn about ABA and fell in love with the science. She has worked with children and adults ages 12-months to 21-years-old and has been in the ABA field since 2013. Mandi earned her Master’s of Science in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in ABA in 2017 from Baylor University. She has experience in precision teaching, early intervention, deescalation, and the verbal behavior approach. Mandi prides herself on compassionate, kid-friendly, and flexible ABA service delivery.