Mandie is currently the NAMA Foray Committee Chair, as well as a creative science communicator and presenter at mycology events across the country. A researcher, molecular biologist, and grant writer by training, currently Mandie serves as the Communications Lead for the Fungal Diversity Survey (FunDiS). Her field work focuses around finding, photographing, and collecting fungi from the wild and preforming the work of DNA sequencing. Her classes are specifically created for mycologists, especially those with intermediate to advanced skill sets. Examples of the classes she offer include: Chemistry for Mycologists, Molecular Biology for Mycolgists, Mycopharmacognosy, The Chemistry of Cordyceps, Practical DNA Barcoding of Fungi, and Winter Mushrooms.