Entrepreneur Feature: Suzette Smith, White Space Organizing

I’ve always been an organized person; I’ve always helped others to organize their space. But I did not imagine I would use these skills to start an organizing business. However, when I was laid-off and diagnosed with cancer in the same year, I found that “starting a business” was a good solution to the situation. […]

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. […]

Career Day: Pharmacist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Janice Muehle, and I grew up in Sandy, Utah. I currently live in Taylorsville, and I have never lived outside the Salt Lake Valley. I graduated from pharmacy school in May 2014, and I am now a community (retail) pharmacist. I married […]

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: Writer

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. I’m a St. George, Utah girl who somehow ended up living in Switzerland. My husband got a job offer in Switzerland the same week as the company I was working for was taken over, so we saw that as a sign that we should definitely […]

Be a Workplace Pioneer

by Kaylie Astin It’s too easy to assume that if your company doesn’t have many family-friendly work policies, that’s just the way things are. I say this because that’s what I did. When I was expecting my first child, I asked about maternity leave and I was told that such a thing didn’t exist. Many […]

Career Day: Certified Public Accountant

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Jonyce Bullock and I am a Partner in a CPA Firm located in Orem, UT. I attended BYU and received a Masters in Accountancy with an emphasis in Tax in 2000. Both my husband and I grew up in Orem and loved […]

Career Day: Physician Assistant

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Megan and I grew up in rural eastern Oregon. I live in Nampa, a suburb of Boise, Idaho. My husband and I met at Utah State University and were married while still undergrads. Together we obtained our Master’s degrees in Physician Assistant […]

Clearing Your Financial Path to College

by Kelli Sauvé My path to continuing my education became clear while I was vacationing in New York City.  I was visiting my cousin and it just so happened that the singles group had a camping trip planned during my stay and so I joined them. While sitting around a warm fire in a beautiful outdoor setting, […]

Career Day: Museum Educator

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. What do you do? My name is Katy Knight. I’m from Provo, Utah, and I currently live here. I work at the Bean Life Science Museum as the education administrator. My bachelor’s degree is in biology education, my master’s degree is in botany (I studied […]

Career Day: Hairdresser

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Christie Somers. I currently live in Salt Lake City. I grew up in Washington DC and graduated from high school there and promptly moved to Provo, Utah to go to beauty school. As soon as I was done with beauty school, I […]

I am Nothing if Not Flexible

by Nan In the spring I wrote about finding out my temporary teaching contract was going to be terminated and my hope that my administration would find a way to keep me on in light of my positive performance reviews and broad skill set. My principal found me after school one day in mid-May to […]

So, You Want to be a Nurse?: Pros, Cons, & Strategies

(A colleague and I taking care of a patient requiring ExtraCorporeal Membranous Oxygenation, in the pediatric intensive care unit. This photo is a few years old, as evidenced by the outdated equipment.) by Dora At a recent LDS feminist retreat, knowing that I would miss the session on “Leaning In,” I took some time to […]

Social Media Strategist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Alison J. Herzog and I live in Salt Lake City.  I grew up outside of San Francisco and in Southern Oregon.  My father was based in San Francisco as an international airline pilot which contributed to my love for travel and global […]

Career Day: Librarian

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Amy Sorensen. I’m a Utah County native—I grew up in Springville, Utah, and now I live ten miles north (in Orem). I have four kids: my daughter Haley is at her first year of college, and I’ve got my three boys, Jake, […]

Making Yourself Indispensable

by Nan I got fired today. Now before you scroll straight down to the bottom of the page with all your sweet, sympathetic comments, I need to tell the whole story.  A year ago I was hired on a temporary contract in my school district. The teacher whom I replaced was on a simultaneous medical […]

Career Day: Financial Coach

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job.  Hello!  My name is Kelli Sauvé and I’m a financial coach.  I was raised in Utah but my adventures have taken me to a few different places since then.  I’ve lived in California, Oregon, and Virginia and now I’m enjoying a new adventure here in […]

Career Day: Internal Medicine Physician

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? I am a 44-year-old mother of five daughters living in East Texas, where I also grew up. I am an internal medicine physician (basically a doctor for adults). I see elderly patients in nursing homes and also terminally ill patients in their homes for a […]

Career Day: Horticulturist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Crystal, and I’m a horticulturist.  I’ve lived most of my life in Salt Lake City, but went to Oregon State University where I received a B.S. in Horticulture.  I currently live in Salt Lake City and work at Red Butte Garden and […]

Career Day: Economist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Martha Stinson and I live in Alexandria, Virginia, right outside Washington, D.C.   I have a Ph.D. in economics and work for the U.S. Census Bureau, helping to collect, analyze, and distribute data about households in the United States. What does your job […]

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