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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Interview with the Editors of Women & Mormonism

with Naomi Watkins Kate Holbrook and Matthew Bowman’s edited volume, Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, offers essays about how Mormon women have experienced and expressed their agency within and beyond institutional church structures–a topic that is incredibly germane to the Aspiring Mormon Women community. As Dianne, Heidi, and I presented at the Sunstone Symposium […]

Entrepreneur Feature: Paula Ruesch, RIK Book Camp

My name is Paula Ruesch. Throughout my 12-year career as an elementary school librarian my greatest joy has been helping children develop a love of reading.  Five years ago I started my first business now called RIK Book Camp. It is designed to create a fun environment which encourages children to read throughout the summer. […]

My Continuing Hope for AMW

by Naomi Watkins For many women, Aspiring Mormon Women is one of the few places where they feel comfortable discussing the intersection of LDS culture, church doctrine, and personal revelation in regards to their individual life missions and stewardships. Making sense of these messages (especially as these messages may compete) and how they play out […]

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: 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 […]

To Think or Not to Think (for Myself)

by Anna Packard Like most young women my age, I started my freshman year of college full of ideas about selecting the perfect major and perfect life plan that I thought would fit with my personality and life goals. Of course I also wanted to ingratiate myself to my then-boyfriend and appear marriageable. Our relationship […]

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 […]

The Student Record: Brittany, Marriage & Family Studies

Name: Brittany Kluge School/University: BYU-Idaho City/Location: West Valley City, Utah Major/Field of Study: Marriage and Family Studies Marital status/children: Married, 4 children 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 us about any experiences that inspired you […]

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 […]

April ’16 General Women’s Session: Top 10 List

by Naomi Watkins For me, Saturday’s Women Session might have been one of the best church meetings ever. So many things to celebrate! And I anticipate more goodness to come. A great tone has been set for the rest of General Conference. 10. The female announcer. While a female voice announcing the Women’s Session isn’t […]

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 […]

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, […]

Unconventional, Yet Inspired

by Aimée Bouka Growing up as an LDS member in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec, I realized early on that I was an odd duck. My parents, who are originally from Togo in West Africa, joined the Church before I was born, but my father stopped attending when I was a child. Being fourth out a […]

Trust the Lord’s Plan

by Rebecca Lucero I always remember my mom telling us that all she ever wanted was to be a mom. My mom is a great mom. She’s an amazing seamstress and cook. She can clean anything. Clothes never wear out when she does the laundry. She always attended all our sports games and ran us […]

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