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    The Student Record: Lucy, Civil & Geotechnical Engineering

    Name: Lucy Astorga School/University: Brigham Young University City/Location: Provo, UT Major/Field of Study: MS in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering Marital status/children?: Single/ no children What led you to the program that you are currently pursuing or have completed? Why did you select this major or field of study? Choosing my current major […]

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    Personal Finance: Budgeting – Part 4, The Debt Snowball

    by Jonyce Bullock, CPA Hopefully by now you are starting to get in the groove of your budget.  You are getting accustomed to tracking your spending and then planning where to spend it, in advance.  Hopefully you’ve found a budget tool that works for you – whether it is a pen and paper, an Excel […]

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    Running Across America: Keila Merino

      with Naomi Watkins By the time you read this article, Keila Merino will have already completed 5 days of running an average of 50 miles per day towards her goal to claim the Guinness World Record for the fastest run across America. She’s attempting to run from Los Angeles City Hall to NYC City Hall in […]

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    Entrepreneur Feature: Paula Ruesch, RIK Book Camp

    My name is Paula Ruesch. Throughout my 12-year career as an elementary school librarian my greatest joy has been helping children develop a love of reading.  Five years ago I started my first business now called RIK Book Camp. It is designed to create a fun environment which encourages children to read throughout the summer. […]

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    Voices from the Past: The Wage Gap

    by Brooke Nelson Edwards The New York Times recently published a piece titled, “As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops.” The article proposed that the reason “[w]omen’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s” is because companies simply don’t value work as much when it’s done by a woman. Even […]

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    My AMW Story, Part II

    As we celebrate our third anniversary we continue sharing your stories, your experiences with Aspiring Mormon Women. Kara Peterson I was raised in a loving, supportive LDS family in which I was taught to aspire to motherhood, to love learning and excel at my education, but eschew anything resembling a career. This life philosophy worked fine […]

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