Mandy is a senior at Missouri State University studying Professional Writing and Journalism. She is a member of the executive board for R.E.A.L. Bears, an organization oriented on maintaining strong relationships between students and alumni at Missouri State University. She enjoys networking opportunities and welcoming alumni throughout the year. She plans to attend graduate school at Missouri State University, hoping to receive a master’s in Professional Writing and freelance her articles to magazines. In the meantime, she is eager to share her thoughts on empowering youth.