Broken BuddyPress links in upper right WP mgmt bar due to spacing in profile name

I am new to BuddyPress. Seems like everything is working well except for some reason, there is a space in my auto-generated profile URLs and it is not consistent. Specifically, if I go through my member profile link within the site, it is something like /members-2/Mary Steele/friends/, but when I use the upper right WP admin management interface (in the thin panel at the top) those links are /members-2/MarySteele/friends/ (no space in between my first and last name). The no space ones lead to a page not found. How can I fix this, and how can I prevent this from happening in the future before I open it up to public registration? Is this a result of me being the site admin? Thank you in advance, Mary