Career Day: Accounting

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Erica, and I’m an accountant. I grew up in Alabama but have spent the past four glorious years in New York City, where my husband and I have moved to post-college. I have a BS in Sociology as well as a Certificate […]

Career Day: Actor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? Hi there! I am Andrea Daveline from American Fork, Utah. I was born and raised in Utah and had never really traveled outside of that great state until I married my husband 8 years ago. We are living in New York City with our young […]

Tips for Staying Professionally Relevant While At Home

Image credit: sean dreilinger by Shannon Ellis After finishing my degree in physical education, I spent a year teaching high school. And then, even though I had never planned on becoming a college coach, I was a graduate assistant volleyball coach for the two years I pursued a master’s degree. Later, I was hired as […]

Career Day: Labor and Delivery Nurse

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Erin Flint. I’m in my mid-thirties living the dream in Davis County. I’m married to my wonderful high school sweetheart, and we have three beautiful children that we adore and keep us very busy. I also am lucky to be able to […]

Career Day: Law Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Mehrsa Baradaran and I grew up in New York, but immigrated to America from Iran when I was nine. I went to BYU undergrad and NYU Law School. After practicing law for a few years, I taught at BYU Law School, and […]

Career Day: Genealogist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Sherry, and I’m a professional genealogist. I grew up around Dallas, Texas, but I’ve lived in Utah pretty much exclusively since arriving at Brigham Young University in 2003. I received a Bachelor’s in Family History/Genealogy in 2007. I have a husband and […]

Career Day: Genetics Professor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Emily Bates and I am a research professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. I head a research group that tries to understand the genetic causes of disorders that primarily affect children: syndromes of birth defects and […]

The Intellectual LDS Mother

Image Credit: “Family Group Reading,” Mary Cassatt, 1901. by Tiffany Gee Lewis A few years back, I was having one of those deep and meaningful life discussions with my husband. He asked me, “How has our marriage been for you? Is it what you thought it would be?” I responded truthfully, “It’s been wonderful but…I thought […]

Career Day: Flight-Rescue Nursing

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Denise Evans Ward, DNP, ACNP, FNP.  I am a mother, wife, and flight nurse.  I have been a nurse for twenty-seven years and a flight nurse for eighteen years.  I am too old to give my age, but you can guess by my […]

Three (Economic) Reasons I Want My Daughters to Aspire

by Ryan Hammond I would like to write specifically about some pressing economic trends that have led me to think deeply about the importance of supporting my daughters in their educational and future professional goals. My concern is colored heavily by my professional life as a professor who specializes in studying the changing nature of […]

Career Day: Mechanical Engineering

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Brianne Hamilton, I’m 30 years old, and I’m from a small suburb along the Wasatch Front. I now live in Salt Lake City with 4 housemates and work as a mechanical engineer for a medical device company. The company is a spin-off of […]

Work and Motherhood–Not Incompatible!

by Kaylie Astin I have always believed that the work of mothers matters. When I heard leaders of the LDS faith talk about the value of mothers staying home, I believed that’s what I was supposed to do. After I had my first baby, I quit everything. I couldn’t imagine going to the grocery store, […]

Career Day: Speech-Language Pathology

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Andrea Weaver.  I’m 33 years old and I work as a speech-language pathologist (aka SLP).  Speech-language pathologists work in a variety of settings to assess, diagnose, and treat disorders related to speech, language, cognition, and swallowing. I’ve been working in this field […]

Career Day: Clinical Psychology

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Anna Packard. I am a licensed clinical psychologist. I am from Phoenix, Arizona originally but have lived in Utah for the last decade and now consider it home. I am 31 years old. I am also a wife and mother. I currently work […]

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