Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
118 Trident Way
Kodiak, AK 99615
Works closely with Alaska Sea Grant faculty and administrative staff to monitor grants from federal, state, and private sector sources. Serves as primary contact for award management. Manages grant-related activity from inception to final reporting.
- B.S. in geology, minor in economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- Natural Resource Specialist III/Loan Officer, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture, Palmer, Alaska
- Environmental Program Specialist II, Financial Responsibility Unit, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Juneau, Alaska
- Financial Registration Examiner, Alaska Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development, Division of Banking and Securities, Juneau, Alaska
- Coeur Kensington Mine, Contract Geologist, Juneau, Alaska
- Geologist-in-the-Parks, Geology Interpreter Educator Intern, Geological Society of America & Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon, Alaska
- Regional Traveling Banker, Wells Fargo, Southeast Region
- Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Intern, Native Village of Eyak, Cordova, Alaska
Activities and hobbies
Mandy loves spending time exploring the outdoors with her dog Yaeger, a sled dog mix. You can often find her collecting rocks on the various beaches in Kodiak. She loves the local Kodiak farm animals as well as the wildlife. She likes to do artwork and cook late at night.
After graduating, Mandy jumped at the first opportunity to come to Alaska intern at Katmai National Park and Preserve, surrounded by brown bears, salmon, and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Most recently she worked as a state regulator for various departments in primary finance roles. She has worked closely with senior attorneys on the state’s agricultural statutes and regulation, and drafted legal documents, while managing the Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund. She also worked as a geologist at a gold mine. She loves traveling and living in smaller coastal communities. She is passionate about understanding Alaska’s natural resources such as ore, and the positive and negative impacts on local economies and ecosystems.
- Presented monthly financial reports and loan requests to the state’s Board of Agriculture and Conservation at the monthly board meetings.
- Alaska Farm Bureau Annual Convention, presented on the Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund, a state loan fund for farmers.
- Mariculture Access to Capital Webinar Series, presented on state finance opportunities for mariculture and aquaculture farmers.
- Presented her Native Village of Eyak summer study on Chinook salmon sex ratios using morphological features in Upper Copper River to the Office of Subsistence Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service.