Alumni Early Achievement Award
Executive Assistant at Earthschooling, The BEarth Institute & President of Waldorf Books
Windsor Heights, IA
While a student on DMACC Ankeny and Urban Campuses, Mosi Mandil was introduced to research. Spurring Mosi’s interest in advocacy, the research project was part of her Introduction to Sociology honors project. Titled, “Pleading for Freedom: A Fifty State Analysis” the project’s poster presentation was included in the 2014 Iowa Sociological Association Conference, and the 2014 Minnesota Academy of Science Conference.
The experience excited Mosi and inspired her to pursue a path that has seen her publish multiple essays, participate in a range of research projects, and volunteer in a number of capacities aimed at advocating for vulnerable women.
She was a member of the honors program during her years at DMACC. Mosi earned her Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from DMACC in 2014, her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2017, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2021.
Today, she serves as the Executive Assistant at Earthschooling and President of Waldorf Books. In her role, Mosi is an educator, college level tutor, and helps to develop the school’s international online curriculum along with the Avecina Institute curriculum. Mosi is also responsible for editing instructional videos, and providing art and research for the BEarth Institute.
Outside of her work, Mosi is tireless volunteer for DMACC. While a student she was involved as a member of the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, a peer tutor in the Academic Achievement Center, and as an actress/director at Huff Theater. She has maintained her DMACC connection by serving on the Honors Advisory Council, Honors Alumni Chapter Coordinator, and the Honors Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Among her notable contributions to DMACC is the founding of the Honors Alumni Chapter of the DMACC Alumni Association; developing – and later evaluating – the HON100 universal shell course; organizing the Honors Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; updating the
honors webpages; planning the 2020 National Collegiate Honors Conference and the 2021 Upper Mideast Regional Honors Council Conference; and presenting at a DMACC SEMSS colloquium.