Mandie Ezelle grew up in southeast Louisiana and is currently a tutor specializing in middle and high school academics. Her love of science was instilled in her at a very early age through her parents, both geologists. She enjoyed science and history classes throughout her schooling and became a high school science teacher. Mandie is now working on her own as a tutor helping those students most in need. She helps many students with learning disadvantages such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Business Administration. Participating in the BioBlitz was an amazing experience that helped her to bring nature back into the classroom where she believes helping students begins with one at a time.