Entrepreneur Feature: Allison Lew, Braid Workshop

I’m Allison Lew, a business development coordinator at Provo Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the founder of Braid Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs, a board member for the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Network, and an organizer for Girl Develop It Provo. I have a BA in comparative literature and an MPA in local […]

Career Day: International Development

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Sylvia Cabus.  I immigrated from the Philippines with my parents and grew up in California.  I now live in Washington DC with my husband and son.  I am a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), working on gender […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Michelle, Techtonica

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job/profession? My name is Michelle Glauser. I’ve lived in Salt Lake City, Leipzig (Germany), Shanghai, London, and San Francisco, where I currently reside. I’ve been blogging since 2003 and wrote my Master’s thesis on mommy bloggers. In 2012, I made a big career transition and became […]

Career Day: Pilot

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Alyce Weber. I was born and raised in Hemet (Southern California) and moved to Utah in middle school. I have lived in California, Utah, Texas, Vancouver BC, and Seattle for the last nine years. I am a pilot by profession and a […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Cydni Tetro, Tech & Software

I am an expert in product validation, go-to-market strategies, product development, marketing and technology.  I have validated and built hundreds of technology products used by the world’s largest brands, retailers and companies including Disney, Microsoft, ProofPoint, Ancestry, Marvel, Star Wars, Facebook, MLB, MLS, Warner Brothers, NFL, Disney Stores, Target, Walmart and Toys R Us. S […]

Career Day – Academia

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Julie K. Allen. I grew up in Laie, Hawaii, which is a fairly small town on the north shore of Oahu. Growing up surrounded by amazing people with mixed ethnic heritages from Samoa, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Tahiti, China, Fiji, and so on, I […]

Interview with Ashley Mae Hoiland, Author of One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly

with Dianne Orcutt I have long been a fan of Ashley Mae Hoiland’s art and more recently of her We Brave Women initiative.  I was thrilled when I heard she was writing a book.  One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly did not disappoint. It is a beautiful account of Ashley’s relationship with the divine […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Katrina Berg, Artist

Hi! I’m Katrina, an artist AND a wife AND a mother AND a teacher AND a sister AND a friend AND a daughter of heavenly parents. You can find my work at www.katrinaberg.com, and on instagram: @katrina.berg My husband and I live in a quirky but modern concrete home in Midway, Utah with our 5 […]

Career Day: Marketing Director

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Katie Clifford and I’m the Marketing Director for a sports design consultancy in Salt Lake City. Our studio was started by a couple of designers who worked for the Olympics in 2002, which happens to have been the first place I worked […]

Career Day: Deputy Sheriff

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. I am a deputy sheriff in Virginia. Before that I was a barista in a coffee shop and had a whole bunch of political internships while going to college in Philadelphia.  What does your job entail? My particular sheriff’s office serves four primary functions – […]

Career Day: Collegiate Coach

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Heather Olmstead and I am from Carpinteria, CA.  I live in Orem, Utah and am the Head Coach of the women’s volleyball team at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  I played volleyball and graduated from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. […]

Revisiting the Friend Magazine’s ‘When I Grow Up’ Feature

by Naomi Watkins In May 2014, we noticed the Friend magazine (the LDS Church’s magazine for primary-age kids) had started a series of short features called “When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…”that asks people about their jobs in a similar manner to our “Career Day” interviews. We at AMW were excited about this […]

Career Day: Meteorologist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Amy Freeze. I currently live in New York City and I am a meteorologist for Eyewitness News on WABC Television. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University, and a […]

Artist Feature: Caitlin Connolly

Tell us a little about yourself and about your work. My name is Caitlin Connolly. I am an artist, wife, dog-mom, writer, musician, and creative enthusiast. My work explores the human experience, most often the feminine experience, through drawing and painting. I love building subtle layers of texture and playing back and forth between looseness […]

Career Day: Engineering and Project Management Professor

I am a Mormon woman AND an athlete AND a world traveler AND an adventurer AND a board member of a non-profit AND a mentor AND a professor, AND an engineer with a doctorate Tell us a little about yourself and about your profession? I’m Angela Trego, PhD, PE, PMP. Those are lots of initials! […]

Career Day: Environmental Health

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job/profession? My name is Kimberly Fowler and I am a Senior Sanitarian for a large municipality in Massachusetts. I grew up all over the US as an Army brat so I was able to meet many interesting people in Texas, Alaska, and Kansas. My family landed in Las Vegas Nevada […]

Career Day: User Experience Design

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job/profession?  My name is Laura Leavitt. I love graphic novels and riding my bike. I’m also a User Experience (UX) Designer at Domo (a Business Intelligence tech company in Utah). I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2011 and moved […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Sarita Venkatapathy Naidu, Amaithi Yoga

My name is Sarita Venkatapathy Naidu, or Shareeta depending on who you ask. My father is from India and my mother is “pioneer stock” (in her words), and my business is called Amaithi, LLC (Tamil for “peace”). I’ve invested my time and energy in running a yoga, energy work and nutrition business for several reasons […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Brittany Jepsen, The House That Lars Built

I’m Brittany Jepsen. I’m a designer, stylist, crafter and founder of The House That Lars Built, a design house and blog that focuses on living an artful life. I have a degree in art history and master’s in interior design. I started The House That Lars Built after interning for two designers in NYC. I […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Jessica Taylor, Legacy Tree Genealogists

Jessica Taylor realized halfway through completing her degree at BYU that her major didn’t interest her. She had grown up thinking that since she was a people person and liked kids, she ought to pursue teaching young people. But something didn’t fit. After some wandering, she found the Family History – Genealogy major and fell […]

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