“The more I study history, the more the people and events of the past fascinate and inspire me. No one person has done more to inspire my life than the Marquis de Lafayette. The life he led was odd at the time but stood for modern-day ideals and I enjoy the opportunities I have to educate students about the Marquis and through my work with the Lafayette Alliance, educate professionals about him as well so that Lafayette’s story can be spread to all.”
Mandi Nash currently serves as a middle school self-contained special education teacher in Auburn, AL at East Samford School. Mandi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in K-6 Collaborative Education from Troy University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in History from the University of North Alabama. Mandi was born and raised in the Florida Panhandle, growing up in the small town of DeFuniak Springs, FL. Mandi currently resides in the city of Auburn, Alabama, and enjoys spending free time reading or hanging out with her long-haired dachshund and chihuahua mix Luna.