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 […]

Stuck Like Glue

by Nan Some conversations stick with you. And not in the delightful way that great food sticks to your ribs. More like superglue that irritates your skin and is impossible to remove. Five years ago I was struggling with all the things a young mother wrestles with. The demands of my three young sons seemed […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Confidence to Dream

by Dianne Orcutt When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, from about 14 on, the answer I always gave was “lawyer.”  I remember consciously answering all the questions on the 8th grade career assessment in a way that I thought would guarantee “lawyer” was one of the results – it was. […]

Career Day: Government Affairs/Lobbying

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Megan Kallas. I’m 32 years old, and my husband and I live and work in Salt Lake City. I’ve been working as the Government Affairs Director (aka lobbyist) for the Utah Association of REALTORS® for the past 5 1/2 years. The area of […]

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 […]

On Leaning In

by Hadley Duncan Howard I am a privileged American woman. I enjoy the benefits and comforts of every advantage the Lord has ever bestowed upon His children – freedom and opportunity, health and strength, wits and the education to make good use of them, loving and respectful relationships, meaningful and satisfying work, an understanding of […]

You Better Do it Then (and Welcome!)

by Naomi Watkins While attending a stake women’s conference in November of 2004, I received a distinct and vivid impression that I needed to earn my PhD. Only a few months earlier, I had graduated with my master’s degree and triumphantly cheered, “I am done with school forever!” I had no intention of doing more […]

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