Mandy was born and raised in Lancaster County, was educated in Lancaster County public schools, and paid for college by working at Grace Bleachery. She graduated with honors from Furman University and USC School of Law. Mandy always knew that her calling was to represent the people of her hometown and surrounding areas and that is exactly what she has been doing since she finished law school in 1997. Mandy practices primarily in the areas of Bankruptcy, Serious Injuries, and Wrongful Death. She also represents the southern portion of Lancaster County in the SC House of Representatives.