As Project Coordination and Compliance Specialist, Mandy coordinates MBARI’s internal proposal process. Every year, project managers submit proposals outlining the current status and future plans for their research. Mandy facilitates this process by setting deadlines, organizing meetings, collecting and compiling all materials, and communicating feedback from management to project teams. Mandy also secures the necessary environmental permits required of MBARI as a research facility in a national marine sanctuary.

Mandy also provides invaluable support to multiple directors on special projects. When asked what her favorite aspect of her job is, she commented, “In addition to working with brilliant, fascinating people who do amazing things, I enjoy the fact that I do so many different things that no two days are ever the same.”