Mandy handles a variety of administrative functions in support of operations and services as well as day-to-day office duties for the director of the Discovery Partners Institute. Mandy joined DPI after working for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2004-18. Previously, she worked in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an administrative aide and personal assistant to the department head. She also has worked as a secretary in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She attended Parkland College in Champaign, Ill., and has an extensive background in administrative and office support.