Career Day: Midwife

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Eve German. I’m from Hockessin, Delaware, and I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a Certified Professional Midwife, meaning that I am a midwife who specializes in and was specifically trained to attend birth at home and in birth […]

Career Day: Physicist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Elise Tang. I am a nuclear physicist. I am originally from Boise, Idaho, but now I live in Los Alamos, NM. I received my BS from BYU and my Master’s and PhD from the University of Kentucky. What does your job entail? […]

Personal Finance: 20 Accounting Terms You Should Know

by Jonyce Bullock, CPA OK, admit it – you read “Accounting Terms” and thought “that does NOT apply to me!”  Let me explain why this post applies to everyone.  At some point in your life you are going to encounter an accounting term; if you know the basics terms you will handle these situations with […]

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 […]

The Student Record: Sarah, Reading Endorsement

Name: Sarah Jones School/University: Reading Endorsement through Davis (Utah) School District City/Location: Bountiful, UT Major/Field of Study: Reading Endorsement Marital status/children?: Married, parent to six (ages 4 to 14) What led you to the program that you are currently pursuing or have completed? Why did you select this major or field of study? Please tell […]

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 […]

Twin Desires: Motherhood AND Career

by Melissa Goates Jones I grew up as the daughter and grand-daughter of aspiring Mormon women. My mother graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and took a job as a professor at a community college. She planned on working just long enough to afford to buy a washing machine. But much to her surprise, she […]

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 […]

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: Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Carmel Ferreira. I am a first generation Latina from immigrant parents from Michoacan, Mexico.  My first language was Spanish and I learned to speak English while in elementary school and from my older siblings.  I am the youngest of eight children and […]

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: Historian

Photo Credit: Melese Spaulding Miller Jill Mulvay Derr, one of the volume editors of the recently published The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History, worked as a senior research historian with the Church History Department. She previously served as Managing Director of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day […]

Teaching Young Women About the Importance of Education

by Melanie Steimle On the Aspiring Mormon Women Facebook discussion forum we often see postings that say something to the effect of “I’ve been asked to speak to the young women about the importance of education. What should I say?” For those of us that feel strongly about the importance of education for LDS women – […]

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 […]

Interview with Olympian Kate Hansen

Kate Hansen is an American luger who has competed since 2003. In 2008 she became the youngest Junior World Champion at age fifteen. In 2013 Kate won the USA Luge National Championship with a broken foot. She finished 10th place in the Sochi 2014 Olympics. She recently retired from luge and currently attends Brigham Young University.  Kate, your aspirations […]

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, […]

An Interview with Cathy Stokes

by Annie Snow Risenmay Meet Cathy Stokes–nurse AND mother AND healthcare facility inspector. “Humble beginnings” only scratches the surface of Cathy’s childhood. She left her native Mississippi at a young age after being adopted by a family in Chicago during the 1940s. As she grew up, it was clear to her that there were only […]

Cash for College

by Heidi Doxey The number one reason a college student drops out prior to earning a degree is financial; tuition is expensive, books and fees are expensive, living expenses cost more money, and when a student is spending hours a week in class and doing homework instead of earning money all those expenses add up. […]

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: 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. […]

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