Mandi Hutchinson is a senior at Arizona State University where they are majoring in Religious Studies. Their interest in religious studies sparked while taking elective classes for their degree. Mandi always had a passion for humanity and found people interesting, and religious studies highlighted the most basic parts of being human and how society interacts. Mandi was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana and is interested in the connections between religion and people, especially in the rich culture of Louisiana. After graduating in 2023, Mandi aspires to become a high school history teacher. In their free time, Mandi enjoys reading and spending time with their two dogs.