Social Entrepreneur Feature: Jen Porter Anderson, The Reset Foundation

Welcome to our first in a series of short interviews featuring LDS women entrepreneurs. Know a LDS woman entrepreneur who you’d like highlighted (or nominate yourself)? Email us at aspiringmormonwomen @ gmail. com As a teen, Jen Porter Anderson had a pretty clear sense of what she was good at doing and what she cared most […]

Career Day: Principal

by Dr. Susan Brady (Harkness) I grew up on Indian reservations, went to Catholic schools, and attended the first high school closed with racial riots in California (I jokingly say that it was half-Black, half-Hispanic, and me). I grew up feeling that it was odd to NOT be Native American, Catholic, Black, or Hispanic. Consequently, […]

Career Day: Musician (Orchestra)

Imagine going to your job and that when you finish for the day, the people around you clap vigorously and smile because they appreciate what you have created with your work. I am Leticia Oaks Strong, a violist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. I love that I am able to create music that can […]

Career Day: Television News Producer

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? What drew you to the profession? My name is Candice Madsen and I’m a senior producer of special projects for KSL TV in Salt Lake. I originally planned on becoming a teacher or going to law school. It had never occurred to become a journalist […]

Interview with Al Carraway, Author of ‘More Than the Tattooed Mormon’

with Naomi Watkins While reading Al Carraway’s book, More Than the Tattooed Mormon, I concluded that Al epitomizes the cheerleader, friend, and support that we all desire in our lives, especially as we strive to be better and greater. Al’s book provides her story of meeting the missionaries, getting baptized, the sacrifices and change and heartbreak (yet great love) […]

Interview with Allison Czarnecki of Petit Elefant

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Allison Czarnecki, and I am the founder and editor of Petit Elefant, a lifestyle blog, like the modern version of a parenting magazine which covers a whole lot of ground, and that focuses mainly on: STYLE / TRAVEL / HOME / FAMILY. I grew up in Orem, Utah, […]

Career Day: Anesthesiologist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. What do you do? My name is Cathie Tingey Jones. I recently moved to Eugene, Oregon, after being away from Oregon for twenty years. I grew up about forty miles away in Corvallis, Oregon. I’m an anesthesiologist, which is a physician who specializes in anesthesia. […]

Video Interview: Lisa Valentine Clark from ‘Once I Was a Beehive’

Photo cred: Justin Hackworth Naomi chats with Lisa Valentine Clark, actor, producer, writer, BYU English graduate, mother of five, and wife, about her various projects, including critically-acclaimed film Once I Was a Beehive and her book, Real Moms: Making it Up as We Go. Learn about how Lisa embraces her ANDs and her aspirations as a young woman and now. […]

Career Day: Project Management

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi! I’m Lauren, currently living in Salt Lake City and working for American Express. I’ve bounced around the country a bit, growing up in Oklahoma, followed by college in Washington DC, then a few years in both Phoenix and Los Angeles, before settling into Utah […]

Career Day: Editor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Stacy Whitman, and I’m the publisher of Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books. I grew up on a farm in Illinois, and now live in New York City, where I acquire, edit, and publish diverse middle grade and young […]

Career Day: Marine Corps Officer and Pilot

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Janine K. Spendlove and I’m originally from St. George, Utah, but ever since graduating from BYU in 1999 with my BA in history teaching I’ve lived wherever the US Marine Corps has sent me and my family. Currently I’m deployed, and my […]

Career Day: Social Worker

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Karen Salisbury and I am a clinical social worker. I grew up in Sacramento, CA, but have lived in Utah County for the past 28 years. I’ve been married for 34 years and have 4 children. I received both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Brigham […]

Career Day: Chemist

My name is Erin Olson. I live in Orem, Utah. I have a wonderful husband and 5 children — 3 great step children and 2 of my own. I enjoy living in Utah and being so close to the temples and great recreational opportunities. I am originally from the farm town of Sterling, Colorado. Both […]

Career Day: Career Counselor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Summer and I live in London, Ontario, Canada. I currently work as an employment counselor at Nokee Kwe, a nonprofit agency. I have an Honours BA in social justice and peace studies and an MEd in educational studies, with a focus on […]

Career Day: Clinical Research Coordinator

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Mikaela Larson. I grew up in Providence, Utah before moving to Sandy, Utah as a teenager. I attended Smith College in Massachusetts where I studied Neuroscience and earned All American honors as an alpine ski racer. My husband and I enjoyed living […]

Career Day: Singer

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Susan Brownfield, and I’m originally from Portland, Oregon. Right now I live in Switzerland with my husband and our two daughters. We ended up in Switzerland unexpectedly, but we’re very happy to be here. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music and have been […]

Career Day: Army National Guard

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi! I’m Charity Coe, I’m a Physician Assistant working full time in Trauma and Emergency Surgery at University of Utah Hospital and I am in the Army National Guard. Today I’ll focus mainly on my ‘part-time’ job in the National Guard, but there’s a fair […]

Career Day: Architect

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Natalie Whitney and I’m from West Point, Utah. For the past five years I have lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with my husband and two children. We love running, biking, and our newest hobby and attempt at embracing Canadian winters—skiing. I have […]

Career Day: Deaf Studies

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Kati Morton. I am originally from Pleasant Grove, Utah. I have a BA in Deaf Studies from Utah Valley University (UVU) and a MA in Deaf Studies with a Concentration in Deaf History from Gallaudet. I have lived in the Washington, DC […]

Career Day: Online Education

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi, I’m Kelli. Good conversation over dinner with friends, browsing Spotify playlists, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Instagram, and manicures are some of my favorites in life right now. Most all my energy and thoughts focus on my job as an online course producer for […]

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